Aboriginal people, resilience and the residential school legacy

Aboriginal people, resilience and the residential school legacy
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Stout, Madeleine Dion
Kipling, Gregory D., Aboriginal Healing Foundation (Canada)
"The government of Canada established the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) in March 1998 to address the Legacy of Physical and Sexual Abuse suffered by Aboriginal people in residential schools. Since the Foundation supports research that promotes healing, a priority to study the resilience of individuals, families and communities within the context of the residential school legacy has been acknowledged.

In this report, a critical analysis of the resilience literature is undertaken and is considered against the cultures, lived experiences and larger social contexts of Aboriginal Survivors of residential school. The findings, summarized below, serve as the basis for recommended actions in the areas of planning and research, interventions and evaluation" ("Introduction," p.iii, Aboriginal People, Resilience and the Residential School Legacy).

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Aboriginal Healing Foundation research series
Definitions -- -- Executive Summary -- -- Introduction: -- Background -- Purpose and Objectives -- Methodology -- -- Understanding Resilience: -- Basic Building Blocks -- Overcoming Adversity -- From Understanding to Intervention -- -- Resilience and Residential School Experience: -- Residential School System in Context -- Impact on Individuals -- Impact on Families -- Impact on Communities -- Between Risk and Protection -- Life At School: Resistance and Coping Strategies -- Survivors' Pride: Resilience Amidst Adversity -- Resilience and the Residential School Legacy -- -- Fostering Resilience, Promoting Healing.


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