Health worker says Indigenous communities may need different approach to domestic violence – CBC

Oct 20, 2016

Splatsin First Nation conference will hear from many voices on how whole community can effect change

The Splatsin First Nation, near Enderby, says when it comes to preventing domestic violence, the whole community has a role to play.

It is holding a conference this weekend called Reclaiming Circles of Wellness dedicated to helping people of all ages and genders deal with the problem.

“That’s a very traditional value of Indigenous people. Every time there is a community issue that is impacting people negatively, it’s a cultural practice … to gather,” Splatsin Health Services’ Laura Hockman told Radio West host Audrey McKinnon.

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