It also shows them that they retain the necessary agency to change their lives for the better. It helps them deal with shame and blame, factors that impact negatively on social and emotional wellbeing.
History from an Indigenous perspective helps Indigenous people have pride in their people and in their culture. Would other civilisations have survived such devastating trauma and grief over such a long period in the same circumstances?
Indigenous people can either be victims of their past or use the pain of the past to help fuel a new future. This point is made in the beautiful film below.