Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also known as Orange Shirt Day). In honor of Orange Shirt Day, we wanted to highlight a few Indigenous-led and Indigenous-centered programs across Canada that are working to address FASD and improve the health and wellbeing of their communities by building strengths and abilities.
We are excited to announce a new member to our Network! Dr. Melissa Tremblay, a longstanding expert in the field of FASD, has accepted the position of CanFASD’s Indigenous Liaison.
Due to the recent discoveries of unmarked grave sites at former residential schools, it is more important than ever that we take action to support Indigenous communities; remember the children who were sent away and never made it home; and honour the survivors. September 30this a day that opens the door to global discussion, education, and reconciliation.
I am writing as a long-time parent of adult sons who live with the challenging impacts of trauma and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and who have been affected by the multi-generational legacy of Indian Residential Schools and colonial treatment of Canada’s First Peoples. I am writing to share my profound personal experience after a week of sadness when I was struggling to find words.
This Article Summary is part of our CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Collaborative Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention: Principles for Enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #33.
Get a 20% discount on this new book about FASD, Aboriginal youth, and the criminal justice system. “The over-representation of Indigenous youth with FASD in the justice systems in settler states is about intersecting forms of oppression that are founded in, and sustained by, settler colonialism.” Our amazing Research Lead, Dr. Dorothy Badry, is one of the authors of new … Read More