We understand that economic stress, health compromises and natural disasters increase the chance of stress, trauma and violence within the home. We also understand that perpetrators take advantage and gain power in times of crisis and victims are less likely to reach out for help, especially in isolation.
Restoring Ancestral Winds recognizes that these serious threats within our Indigenous communities are amplified with this global emergency.
If you are “sheltering in place” within a dangerous home situation or are experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault:
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StrongHearts Native Helpline
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We urge you to seek help. You are not alone.
Our tradition of good health is longer and stronger than our tradition of health disparitites. Our ancestors have provided us with the resilience and teachings to get us through hardship and colonial barriers that affect our wellbeing. We urge our communities to take this time for growth, practicing peace and traditional ways that connect us back into balance within our homes and on our lands while keeping our nations safe.
LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST ON INDIGENOUS WELLNESS DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME BY WELLNESS EXPERTS, WELL FOR CULTURE: