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Course Description

Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate, Module 6 "In Between the Missing and Murdered: The Need for Indigenous Led Responses to Human Trafficking" is developed and delivered by the Centre for Indigegogy. This two-day module is created and taught by an Indigenous female-identifying social work educator and researcher with lived experience of violence. This module is based on a preliminary research project in Toronto, Ontario with family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and trans women and survivors of sexual trafficking, as well as those who offer them support services. It tackles the issues of the current impacts of colonization and structural racism as the root of gender-based violence and offers pathways forward at the grassroots and systemic levels, including best practices based on research, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous helpers. The trainer also explains why research into gender-based violence towards Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit, and trans-women needs to be controlled and owned by Indigenous Peoples and communities but supported by mainstream organizations and agencies.

Learner Outcomes

  • How to identify Indigenous victims/survivors of human trafficking and those who are vulnerable to violence, murder and disappearing.
  • Identify how colonization and its current impacts, such as racism, sexism, and poverty, are at the root of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.
  • Understand the strengths and challenges of the National Inquiry’s report on MMIWG and how this violence is seen as genocide.
  • How to become involved in advocacy and activism that educates on the reasons and circumstances under which Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and trans-women become involved in human trafficking.
  • Identify best practices in providing services and programming to Indigenous victims/survivors of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.
  • Identify ways to prevent the trafficking of Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and trans-women.

Notes

This workshop is developed and delivered by the Centre for Indigegogy. To learn more about the Centre for Indigegogy, please visit our website wlu.ca/fsw/indigegogy.

For more information, please contact Raven Morand, Administrative Assistant at rmorand@wlu.ca.

Recommendations

This workshop makes up 14 out of 84 hours required to receive the Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate. Modules 1, 2 and 4 are mandatory core modules. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
WHP-Module 6 - Winter 2022
Type
Remote Circle Work
Days
Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 27, 2022 to Jan 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
14.0
Location
Delivery Options
Online  
Remote  
Workshop Remote  
Remote Circle Work  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $350.00
Section Notes

This is 1 of the 6 modules required to complete the Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate.

Core modules 1, 2 and 4 are mandatory.

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