Nova Scotia has the largest indigenous African population in Canada boasting 40 plus indigenous African communities spread throughout the province. Our arrival to Nova Scotia is a result of both voluntary circumstances – based on the assurance of freedom and land, and involuntary circumstances – as a form of social control.
African Nova Scotians continue to hope for equality and struggle to regain control over their destiny. The hope that the abolition of slavery would bring about social equality has not truly been realized. Sociological institutions, such as the educational system, continue to operate from a bigoted perspective. Consequently, racial discrimination has been identified as a crucial casual factor in the failure of a large portion of young learners of African descent to partake, perform or develop into academic achievers in science and math.