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MSVU – The Healing Thereafter: Panel to discuss intergenerational trauma caused by residential schools and the Sixties Scoop

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2022433 Views

January 12, 2022

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., the MSVU Research Office will host a virtual panel discussion about the intergenerational trauma and the soul wound resulting from residential schools and the Sixties Scoop. The event is the latest installment in the MSVU Black and Indigenous Speakers Series and is open to all.

With a focus on healing of identity and a path forward, the discussion will unpack the causal arc that brings us to this current moment; the effects of intergenerational trauma on resultant contemporary conditions; and paths, programs, and policies of healing, resilience, and restoration.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Margaret Robinson of Lennox Island First Nation. Dr. Robinson is Assistant Professor in Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Reconciliation.
  • Dr. Naiomi Mettalic of Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation. Dr. Mettalic is Assistant Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
  • Patrick Small Legs-Nagge of Piikani Nation. Patrick is the Special Advisor on Indigenous Affairs at Mount Saint Vincent University.
  • Natasha Agnew (moderator) of Glooscap First Nation. Natasha is a Senior Human Resources Advisor with the Public Service Commission of Canada’s Indigenous Centre of Expertise and an MSVU alum (BBA ’93).
  • Kate Gray Mews, Director of Mental Wellness, First Nation Inuit Health, Indigenous Services Canada.

This event is open to members of the public. Advance registration is required by January 18 at 1 p.m. in order to receive the link to attend. You can Register online for the event.

Established in 2021, the MSVU Black and Indigenous Speakers Series is presented by the MSVU Research Office. The series highlights the research of Black and Indigenous scholars from across Turtle Island.


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