The Effects Of Low Education On Indigenous People

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As society changes, moving forwards and backwards, one thing remains a constant, vast inequalities surrounding Indigenous communities. These inequalities have lingered, growing substantially over the course of history, affecting all members of this culture. The colonization uprooted the structures, views, and values of Indigenous people in an attempt to abolish the First Nations culture and identity. Although these radicalized approaches are seemingly in the past, the affects are still immensely present and negatively impact Indigenous people today. Monchalin (2016) identifies the numerous psycho social factors, such as poverty, addictions, low education, and more, which are existing amongst Indigenous people. These have led to the vast overrepresentations in prison, disconnected families, higher dropout rates, and increased susceptibility to criminal behavior. Programs have been developed in response to these issues, to rehabilitate, and reintegrate Indigenous people using traditional First Nations methods. However, these programs are typically reactive, providing little aid in preventing.
The issues of low education have been an extensive issue, greatly influencing the youth of Indigenous communities, hindering their ability to escape the psycho social factors. Individuals who obtain an education are less likely to engage in criminal activity, as well as be arrested (Monchalin, 2016). Education is a pivotal point in youth’s lives and aids in reducing further
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