Healing

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Jordin Tootoo on his journey

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Healing Down Under:

 

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First Nations court coming

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The goal of First Nations Court is to apply an aboriginal perspective to sentencing using a holistic and restorative approach, focusing on healing rather than punishment. – See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/first-nations-court-coming-1.13690741#sthash.Vi2RvAQl.dpuf

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The Realities of Lateral Violence Within Indian Country

Lateral violence created dissension, competition and jealousy, and is a remnant of cultural genocide tactics

A loved one shared a story with me before, on lateral violence in tribal communities. At the time, I was saddened that there was so much negativity. So much hate. The story of lateral violence is that this type of thinking was manufactured, purposefully, by Indian agents when we were first moved on to the reservation.

Prior to rez life, when we were free, we functioned more cohesively as a tribe. We depended on each other. We shared. We worked together. We cared for one another so deeply. We were virtually unbreakable in our bands.

The only way for the government and namely the Indian agent to break our collective power, was for him to create dissension, competition, and jealousy amongst us. So then was birthed a master plan. Give only some Indians shovels and blankets. Ensure there isn’t enough for everyone. Those at the end of the line leave empty handed. MORE
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Historical ban on potlatch ceremony has lingering effects for Indigenous women, author says

The effects of a decades-long ban that dates back to the 19th century on a traditional First Nations ceremony are still being felt today, particularly by women, say some Indigenous leaders and activists.
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Healing From Colonization:

Hi my name is Yaulthmuk.
I am a residential school survivor…….
I am also a sexual abuse survivor from a predator uncle…..yes that is incest@
I am oldest of late Chief Andy Amos so yes I am mumexuu………..n yes it happens in Chief families…………
As a survivor of many abuses I too will turn this around to be a positive that’s what elders taught me 😍
As a young elder I want stop childhood abuse n Sexual abuse is the reason I bring this out!
We don’t want our grandchildren to go thru this same crap do we?
We need to believe the victims! Men n ladies.
And predators are both men n women too!
“Silence is Violence start creating safe places to support n heal one by one ”
Yes I cry 😭most morning n pray for all of us.
I was only 4 n 5 years old child…..😍
I didn’t even know what sex was……

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Huupii Spirit Holistic Wellness Services
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Artist reclaims Toronto streets using the Ojibwa language

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Warriors Against Violence
Program aims to help abusive aboriginal men

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Potlatch Keepers

 

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Intergenerational power through Rites of Passage

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What It's Like to Be...

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