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WALKING IN BALANCE AND HARMONY: A CONFERENCE ON ENDING VIOLENCE IN FIRST NATIONS FAMILIES

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WALKING IN BALANCE AND HARMONY: A CONFERENCE ON ENDING VIOLENCE IN FIRST NATIONS FAMILIES

Ending family violence a priority for First Nations – conference explores traditional paths to community wellness.

LONDON, ON | First Nation leadership, health staff, and survivors of family violence from across Ontario will gather at the Oneida Nation of the Thames for a conference exploring paths to community wellness on Wednesday, June 10. Presentations will include the traditional roles of men and women, impacts of western culture, barriers caused by trauma, and a youth panel exploring the current realities faced by First Nation youth. This conference is a joint initiative between the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) and At^lohsa Native Family Healing services.

WHAT: Walking in Balance and Harmony: a conference on ending violence in First Nations families
WHEN: June 10, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (11 a.m.) Youth panel: current realities and future perspective, moderated by the R.E.A.L School
WHERE: Oneida Community Centre 2017 Ball Park Rd. Oneida Nation of the Thames, N0L 2G0
PHOTOS: Photo and interview opportunities will be available with youth panelists and Grand Chief Gordon Peters from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

ABOUT AIAI AIAI is mandated as a Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) to defend and enhance the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of our seven member First Nations. Our member nations include: Batchewana First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Delaware Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Wahta Mohawks. Learn more at www.aiai.on.ca, on Twitter @AIAI_comms and on Facebook.

ABOUT AT^LOHSA NATIVE FAMILY HEALING SERVIES At^lohsa means “friends” in the Onyata’ a:ka language. At^lohsa Native Family Healing Services was founded in 1986 to provide family violence services designed to meet and promote the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health needs of First Nation women, men and children in violent relationships. Learn more at www.atlohsa.com.

CONTACT For more information, please contact Suzanne Morrison at smorrison@aiai.on.ca or 519.281.6238.

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