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Investigations launched after Atikamekw woman records Quebec hospital staff uttering slurs before her death (

WARNING: This article contains a video that may be disturbing to some viewers. As she lay dying in a Joliette, Que., hospital bed, an Atikamekw woman clicked her phone on and broadcast a Facebook Live video appearing to show her being insulted and sworn at by hospital staff. Joyce Echaquan's death on Monday prompted an immediate outcry from her home community of Manawan, about 250 kilometres north of Montreal, and has spurred unusually quick and decisive action on the part of the provincial...

Orange Shirt Day - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

"Orange Shirt Day" is a reminder that as a nation, we continue to travel the same well-trodden path with the same injustices. The only path to a new and better way is for everyone to be aware and mindful of the experiences others have endured. This day is dedicated to understanding our Native American and Indigenous Peoples experience and to recognize the the cultural, societal, and generational trauma with a goal of healing and rising above the past.

How Native and White Communities Make Alliances to Protect the Earth (

Native Americans, however, have been hollering for generations about the global impact of fossil fuels and the poisoning of water, land, and fish from mining, industrial farming, and industry to anybody who would listen. Native folks knew that eventually non-Indigenous people would hear them and realize that no one is immune to the fallout from the colonialism and corporate greed that drives so much of our economy with little concern for the planet’s health. In the traditional Native...

Introducing the Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival & Follow-Up Discussions

Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences Film Festival & Follow-Up Discussions The following weekend watch parties and follow-up discussions are co-hosted by ACEs Connection, The Relentless School Nurse , and The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy & Practice (CTIPP) . We appreciated the filmmakers for making these films free to watch for our members and for the public programming of PBS. The films we’ll feature are as follows: Portraits of Professional Caregivers Whole People Part 1...

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Trauma Informed Canada

Elizabeth Perry
A number of Canadians are connecting remotely to collaborate to create #TraumaInformedCanada If anyone in this community is interested in participating and or has any input they would like to contribute regarding what they are doing in their region and what they know about existing national initiatives, please contact me. I've put a call out to the wider ACEs Connection community, but wanted to specifically reach out to the members here, since you've already identified yourselves as...Read More...
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