Emerging Priorities

NAHO recognizes that there is a significant gap between Non-indigenous history and Aboriginals’ education.

Social Determinants

Our organisation takes the approach Aboriginals education in terms of spirituality, connectedness, self-determination, and self-reliance as an advanced way of attending to their historical context in society.

Child, Youth & Family

NAHO supports proposals to that aim at improving both the child’s and the family’s educational outcomes. Such initiatives include access to quality and affordable education.

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Clean water for Indigenous

Clean water for Indigenous Communities

The Australian indigenous communities have been struggling for access to safe drinking water. Recent news articles shows that, Many of their communities are dealing with several issues, such as their remote location, which prevents them from having safe water and essential power.
Several research and discussions reveal that there has been water and farming contamination within the indigenous areas. The residents have voiced concerns for their health safety and having no alternatives to replace the contaminated water.
First-Hand Experiences
In 2017, a water bore test was conducted at Katherine’s RAAF Base, NT. The test showed …

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Cannabis in Indigenous Communities

The Misuse of Cannabis in Indigenous Communities

Whether they live in the biggest cities of Australia or have settled in the country’s rural areas, indigenous people have been found to be more prone to misusing CBD oil and cannabis.
This is because they are more susceptible to substance abuse due to the types of people they encounter every day.
Adverse Effects of Cannabis Use
The use of cannabis can make the lives of the members of the indigenous community more difficult. This is because most of what they earn is often spent on these addictive substances.
Additionally, these substances can worsen their health condition, which burdens their families and the community in general. It has even been found that cannabis …

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Metis Clothing

The Metis Clothing for Men and Women

The strength of a country’s culture is determined by its foundational values and the willingness of the people to carry its traditions proudly. The Metis are one such group of Canadian descent who have gone on to carry their traditions through their unique and rugged clothing which are still available in the form of custom t shirts Canada at stores.
The Metis are actually descendants of the first generation of French immigrants who were involved in the fur trading business. Having roots in two distinct cultures, the Metis went on to produce something with elements of both the cultures they have descended from.
Metis Clothing for …

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Aboriginal Peoples And Historic Trauma

The indigenous population has experienced trauma and till date live within the effects of such trauma. This can occur in the home or in the garden. Many talk about relaxing on their comfy recliners when the trauma starts. Or some say that they are cooking in the kitchen and there is an onset. Something as simple as the reflection in the kitchen faucet can set it off. We should acknowledge the damaging impacts of what these populations went through and recognize the healing powers of their cultural, spiritual, and traditional heritage.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission or TRC in 2015 concluded a 5-year trauma duration. The commission has documented hundreds of statements by school survivors (and their descendants) all over Canada…

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Young Metis Parents and Elders About Parenting

The recently released report called “Sharing their stories” includes narratives by Young Metis Parents on Parenting. According to their culture, your parents are your first teachers. These stories are based on deliberations by eighteen Metis parents.
Being a Metis is not merely being of European heritage. Metis is a unique community which dates back to the 18th Century. Over the years, they have become unforgotten, reduced to an irrelevant position in Canadian society. They have had to fight for their rights tirelessly, and, today, they represent a fast-growing Canada population.
In the Metis culture, children and families are considered as the center of the community. Children were …

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Land Family and Identity: Contextualizing Metis Health And Well-Being

The Metis are a distinct society which has their unique cultural, social, and economic orientation. They are nurtured and sustained by their traditions, cultural practices, and stories. Many of the first people were expert fishermen. They used their fishing knowledge to feed their people, however, sitting around all day and fishing did not help mental health. Some even created fishing boats to catch bigger fish further out in the lakes and rivers.
However, most citizens of Canada believe that Metis have no culture, language, or society. This prevalent contradiction has created an environment where the Metis identity is often challenged, and their sense of nationhood has been diminished.
Similar to other Indigenous …

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Become Our Aboriginal Community Member

Our community is grounded on a strength-based approach to history as this is essential in upholding the credibility of our organization, and we are committed to moving the Government`s agenda on supporting indigenous population forward.