Kezia Kuswendi, Haoran Huang and Anqi Peng conducted research with immigrants who arrived in Canada as children. They hypothesized that their sample would have access to more information having some experience in the Canadian primary and secondary schooling systems. However, as they found, participants had variable knowledge of Indigenous communities, histories and current contexts. They state:
First, even though our participants show the different level of knowledge about Indigenous peoples, there is an overall trend of significant lack of information about Indigenous peoples and their histories. The second theme we discovered in the interviews is self-interest or the level of personal prioritization of learning information about Indigenous history correlates with that participants' level of information they have.
For more information read their research brief.