Jane Paul Centre hopes traditional knowledge can help

SYDNEY — The Jane Paul Centre is hoping to pair Indigenous women in need with Mi’kmaw grandmothers as part of a new healing strategy.

“Our women have been victimized, some since the day they were born,” said Karen Bernard, director of the Jane Paul Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre.

Bernard took on the director’s role in June and thinks pairing vulnerable women with Mi’kmaw grandmothers may help to redress some of the colonial harm. She was part of a gathering in March that collected knowledge and teachings from 25 grandmothers. Now Bernard hopes to use that information to benefit Indigenous women who need to heal. Full story here.

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