Helping Aboriginal People
     Heal Themselves.

Nishnawbe-Aski Nation

Grant ID:

Project Title: Healing The Generations 2

Project Description: The Healing The Generations project addresses the multi generational impacts of residential schools, encourages community information gathering and awareness, develops tools to promote healing and provides training to facilitate community based programming through delivery of regular healing circles, provision of awareness workshops and training the trainer sessions.

1. Youth will understand the damage that has been done to their elders and parents affecting everyone's ability to properly take care of their families.
2. Seeing the community involved in this 'restoration' initiative will help in their search for a home base, which is the foundation that holds the culture together.
3. Children will receive the proper guidance and caring from people who are beginning to understand the needs of children in terms of nurturing.
4. Off reserve members will see the factors that played to make their elders leave their home communities and will create an understanding that will encourage them to re establish links with kin and community.
5. Understanding the purpose of total institutions and the role it played in cultural change and character transformation will help the survivors and communities deal with a malfunctioning system called their community.
6. Awareness of this injury will make people want to break the cycle of abuse and looking at different ways of doing and behaving.

End Date: March 31, 2010

AHF Contribution: $750,000.00

Primary Contact:
Ms. Carol Rowland
Manager, Special Projects
Tel: 807-623-8228 ext. 4934

Organization Address:
100 Back Street
Thunder Bay, ON   P7J 1L2