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September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy for a free community talk on the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative and Art for Healing, including Art from the Heart, a travelling artwork exhibition created by Aboriginal children, which will be available for viewing. The presentation will feature a short film on the making of the artworks.
The Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative (ACHH Initiative) is working with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in our understanding of Aboriginal children’s pain and hurt and to design tools for culturally appropriate communication and treatment.
The ACHH Initiative looks to find out how Aboriginal people convey their pain, while also collecting and sharing valuable, Indigenous healing knowledge and self-care practices, like smudging and prayer.
One project of the ACHH Initiative is Art From the Heart, a travelling art exhibition created by Aboriginal children under the facilitation of internationally-renowned Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy. These art pieces are remarkable works of art that have inspired and comforted others. Clinicians, learners and the public have been able to view firsthand the impact of pain on Aboriginal children’s lives through these pieces.
This free session is part of the Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium. Join Canada’s foremost experts in pediatric pain to explore a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective on preventing chronic post-surgical pain, complex/chronic pain assessment and management, and acute pain management.