WE’KOQMA’Q — We’koqma’q First Nation is on its own healing journey.
The Mi’kmaq community of about 1,200 residents has been plagued by the effects of residential schools, colonization and centralization and the lateral violence it caused. And for Tina Bernard it caused a lot of anger, but as she began training as a crisis counsellor, she began to understand the lingering pain from having a loved one who attended a residential school.
She found that an Indigenous focus on healing helped immensely and the We’koqma’q Family Healing Centre helped compel the community forward.
“I’ve witnessed a lot of healing,” said Bernard. Full story here.