A must-have resource for raising awareness of Indigenous realities and for adapting your interventions to this group is the Non-violence Toolbox created by Quebec Native Women.
It provides information, workshops, campaigns and other tools on the various forms of violence against Indigenous people, including sexual and gender-based violence. This resource was designed primarily to equip professionals working with women, girls, two-spirit people and Indigenous families who are experiencing violence.
To find out more about the services provided by this organization or to receive printed material, please contact the team via email. Moreover, if your community has developed tools adapted to an Indigenous audience, or if you have relevant information to share, you can contact the organization about contributing to the toolbox.
Tools and Themes to Explore
Quebec Native Women addresses a variety of themes on its website and in its workshops. To start familiarizing yourself with the basics, consider the organization’s introductory workshop on Indigenous realities. It focuses on the social issues resulting from colonialist policies. Learn about the Indian Act, the history of residential schools, missing and deceased children, the sixties scoop, and more.
Then, discover more specific educational content related to youth, health, or past and present violence. This material will be useful for both your personal training and your awareness-raising mandate.
Finally, to further your knowledge, feel free to contact the organization’s coordinators to arrange discussions and find out what services are available.
Quebec Native Women
Quebec Native Women Inc. (QNW) is an organization founded in 1974 with the mission of representing Indigenous women and supporting their efforts and dedication for better living conditions. The organization also promotes non-violence, justice, equal rights, and health.
In addition to awareness and prevention, QNW’s areas of action extend to the political and socio-economic levels