Traditional Healing and Historical Trauma


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Traditional Healing and Historical Trauma
(2010) reported on the Cedar Project study which involved 512 aboriginal people living in Vancouver and Prince George whose average age was 23 years. During the study, 286 participants reported they were currently injecting drugs and 60 percent were infected with hepatitis C. The study found a correlation between aboriginal youth whose parents had been in residential schools and higher rates of hepatitis C which is seven times more prevalent among Aboriginal people than non-aboriginal people. The reason is found in sexual abuse suffered by the parents in the residential school system. According to one First Nations chief, the problem of widespread hepatitis C highlights the issue...
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