Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux
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Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is the Vice Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives) at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay & Orillia. She also serves as an Adjunct Asst. Professor for the Faculty of Anthropology and Research Affiliate of the Centre for Health Care Ethics. Her research and academic writing is directed towards understanding the continuing transmission of unresolved intergenerational trauma and grief primarily within the Indigenous community of Canada.

Cynthia is a Board Member for Healthy Minds Canada and the newly formed Teach for Canada Non-Profit. She is a member of the Governing Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and was inducted as a “Honourary Witness” by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. She is a member of the Chippewa of Georgina Island First Nation in Lake Simcoe, Ontario and has dedicated her life to building bridges of understanding between people.

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We Must End The Cycle Of Trauma In Indigenous Communities

(6) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 2:23 PM

Sometimes we have to go backwards before we can go forwards. As we absorb the devastation of suicide in Attawapiskat, this is definitely one of those times. In fact, in so many ways it is critical to work backwards to find understanding on how we arrive at the places we...

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The Federal Budget Offers Opportunities For Meaningful Change

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 3:37 PM

Can we change the current discourse, stop a particular conversation, and send it in another direction? The Liberal budget came down on the 22nd of March, but just over a week many conversations later, I want to ask what I consider a critical question, knowing the answers will...

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