In Manitoba, 90 percent of children in the care of Child and Family Services are Indigenous. The cycle of colonialism began centuries ago: The trauma of child apprehension leaves lifelong attachment wounds for children and deepens their parents’ despair. To end this colonial cycle, Indigenous culture must be the way forward. Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, MB, is fostering Indigenous family well-being through Return of the Buffalo, a program centred around the land that combines traditional knowledge with trauma-informed care. By learning about returning to the land, Indigenous lifeways, and the teaching of respect for all our relations, families will be able to begin to heal.
Your Gift of $50 helps Indigenous parents and children heal from the long-standing trauma of family separation.