The Canadian Press

2016-01-11 | NS Elders Program

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The co-ordinator of a program at Halifax's Dalhousie University that connects aboriginal elders with students says the initiative signals a new era of inclusivity for indigenous people in the region. Geri Musqua-LeBlanc, head of the university's Elders in Residence program, says the elders support students by providing counselling and traditional cultural rituals. (Musqua-LeBlanc says aboriginal people have long endured institutional racism in the province. But the public is beginning to understand and accept the historical atrocities committed against aboriginal people in Canada, such as the residential schools where many endured physical and sexual abuse.)

Date: 2016-01-11
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

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