Dr. Reg Crowshoe, a well-known Piikani Blackfoot Nation Elder in Calgary, is joined by Johnny Caisse, a young volunteer that helps run the Diamond Willow Youth Lodge.
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In parallel, they tell a poignant and personal story of what it means to experience intergenerational trauma, stemming from the historical policies and practices that have impacted the well-being of Indigenous people, including the legacy of the residential school system. They also explore how healing and reconciliation can be advanced in the Canadian landscape.
And there’s more—click the button below to access extended footage of this interview celebrating the important role Elders play in the community, and see how they inspire resiliency in others.