Indigenous children, stoic about their pain, are drawn out with art – CBC

Nov 20, 2016

Finding the key to Indigenous kids’ pain: ‘They started expressing it in a way that was phenomenal’

What does pain look like?

We probably know what it feels like. But if you had to express pain, what would it look like?

A group of Indigenous children and teenagers from four First Nations communities in the Maritimes were asked to paint their pain, to express their hurt through art. Researchers were hoping to tease out emotions from a population more inclined to show resilience to pain, and in that to better understand how their pain is experienced and interpreted.

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