Warriors Against Violence fight inter-generational Indigenous trauma through healing circles

From Global News.

The mass killings in Saskatchewan earlier this month has drawn attention to what some are calling an epidemic of violence within Indigenous communities. Violence is known as a by-product of trauma — however the solution is more challenging.

Twice a week the warriors in this room smudge before going into battle… Fighting an all-too-familiar foe.

“I’m the first one in my family to not go to residential school. My grandmother, my mother. And I also want to be the first one in my family to stop these generational traumas and abuses,” one participant said.

This is a healing circle put on twice a week by the Warriors Against Violence society.

The support here isn’t for victims of violence, but rather for the ones who offend. Heather Yourex-West explains.

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