*This session will be live interpreted English to French.
This session will guide participants through the un-packing of internal and external displays of ongoing colonialism and teach trainees, academics, and frontline workers how to apply a decolonizing lens to their trauma work with youth. Participants will learn to envision wholistic healing practices in the contexts of colonial trauma and how colonization has impacted Indigenous people’s emotional, spiritual, mental and physical beings.
Dr. Ruth Green is a Co-Principal Investigator of DIVERT Mental Health. Dr. Green is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at York University. She has served as the co-chair of the Indigenous Council at York University and the Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Initiatives. Green identifies as an urban Indigenous person and is a citizen of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is from the Mohawk Nation and is a member of the Turtle Clan. She was born a Canadian but was 1/2 disenfranchised when she was 10 years old. By the time she was 34.5 years old she was completely disenfranchised. She acknowledges the privileges she gets in a world of identity politics to be governed by legislation that is 100 years older than she is! She also acknowledges her paternal Celtic heritage Green likes to think about Indigenous education and social issues that impact Indigenous communities