The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Treaty 7

As a survivor and leading academic expert on the ‘60s Scoop era, University of Regina social work professor Raven Sinclair has been an important  voice on the lasting impact of the forced child welfare system on Indigenous communities within Canada.

Many Indigenous youths are unaware of the intergenerational trauma caused by residential schools. Because of this, experts say they are often left uneducated on the topic while struggling to cope with its effects. However, through youth initiatives both inside and outside of Southern Alberta Indigenous communities, the healing conversations are starting to happen.

Sitting in a boardroom at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Tina Nash remembers the daunting process of creating her thesis, entitled “Life in the Shadows.”

Alexandra Daignault was at a coffee shop in downtown Calgary purchasing a tea. Challenged with the task of thinking about resistance in everyday experiences for a university class, Daignault asked herself a question: What if tea could be sold to support marginalized individuals in local community?