ICPC has received training from Québec Native Women Inc. (QNW) on the theme of “Native women and colonization”. Founded in 1974, QNW represents First Nations women of Quebec as well as Aboriginal women living in urban areas.
Among the issues addressed, emphasis was placed on the following themes:
- The Indian Act;
- Residential schools;
- The adoption of Aboriginal children.
The purpose of this training was to better understand the complexity of the circle of intergenerational violence within Aboriginal communities, which stems from longstanding colonial discriminatory practices. We would like to thank Isabelle Paillé, Health Coordinator, for her presentation and her in-depth knowledge on the subject.