Stories of Survival: Challenges and Healing Practices Working with People Affected by the Indian Residential School System
Through pictures, storytelling and open dialogue, participants will see the present day reality of inner-city people affected by the Indian Residential School System.
About the Facilitators:
Ken Armstrong is the Cultural Spiritual Coordinator for Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society's Nikihk Aboriginal Housing First program. He has worked with homeless and Aboriginal populations for 10 years, and is an intergenerational survivor of the Residential School System. He is a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Ken is also an award-winning photojournalist.
Leanne Warrenchuk is a Program Manager for KARE Victim Services Society. Her educational background is in anthropology and Social Work, and she has been working with the inner-city Aboriginal population in Edmonton for 10 years.
"I really loved the implementation of cultural practice in this workshop. Ken's photos were nothing short of amazing and the stories shared alongside were powerful. I definitely learned a lot I can use in my future with clients and personally."
"A highlight for me in the day was learning about the opportunities available for Aboriginals in our community to connect to their culture."
"An insight I had was we are all affected by the history."