Indigenous History Month
June 29, 2021

In Canada, June is celebrated as National Indigenous History Month. This was started as a way to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples the First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities.
As Social Workers, it is important to understand, be mindful and respectful of Aboriginal world views, the role of Indigenous Communities, the trauma they suffered and its impact on their mental health.
MASWO is collaborating with the Kettle and Stony Point Health Services and conducting a session on Indigenous Heritage Month on June 26, 2021 at 11:00am.
Our guest speaker, Mr. Doug George, B.A., MSW, comes from a family of Residential School survivors as well as 60’s scoop. He has worked in the capacity of Traditional Healing and Health Programming for many years. He currently works at the Kettle and Stony Point Health Centre.