Few people (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) know about historical trauma and its impact on Indigenous people. How can a health care person treat someone if they don’t really know what is wrong with them?
Schools in Australia still teach primarily a non-Indigenous view of Australian history. Surely, history should be taught from both viewpoints. Shouldn’t our children and youth learn the factors of the past that impact negatively on people’s health and wellbeing? Wouldn’t such an understanding reduce the prejudice and racism that exists in Australian society?
The film clips below provide insights into the impact of historical trauma.