Non-native peoples around the world generally do not know enough about the respective native population. This ignorance continues to result in insensitive acts or worse by non-native people against native people. Educating the non-native population in the ways of native peoples, by for instance, providing native cultural courses will decrease ignorance, decreasing predjudism against native peoples.
750,000 people of aboriginal descent live in Canada. In recent years, three-day native culture courses have been attended by various members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who subsequently changed their views about natives.
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