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Working with Indigenous people who have experienced family violence from a Haudenosaunee perspective

“Traditionally minded shelters and healing lodges have a way of providing a service that doesn’t destroy families”

In this interview, Julie Bomberry, Cayuga Nation Turtle Clan Mother  and Manager of Therapeutic Services at Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services and Dr. Robert Antone,Oneida Traditional Chief Bench Warmer and Executive Director at Kiikeewannikaan Southwest Regional Healing Lodge share about the ways in which their aboriginal shelters work using both Haudenosaunee values and western methods.

This interview covers various topics; some of which include:

  • The root causes of the missing and murdered indigenous people in Canada
  • Safety when travelling across Canada
  • How to honour Haudenosaunee values in service provision while working within a Canadian model
  • How to serve entire families while maintaining safety for all
  • Recommendations on how non aboriginal agencies can work sensitively with indigenous people who are experiencing family violence


Embrace Her with Love families discuss Pre-Inquiry and Roundtable Sessions

Two families from Six Nations’ Embrace her with Love discuss how they experienced the pre-inquiry session that took place in Toronto and the Roundtable in Thunder Bay and then again in Winnipeg.

These two families also share about how they are moving along with their local initiative, Embrace Her with Love.