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NATO’ WE HO WIN
The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) is implementing and evaluating a trauma-informed, culturally-relevant arts-based intervention in Moose Jaw, Regina and Prince Albert for Indigenous women who are survivors of family violence. The goal of this intervention is to build resilience, healthy coping skills, and support networks through weekly participation in cultural and creative activities such as storytelling, traditional art forms such as beading or leather work, intuitive art making, traditional medicines and self-care practices, and traditional survival strategies such as harvesting and preserving natural food.
Community of Practice Members
Jo-Anne Dusel, The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan
Crystal Giesbrecht, The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan
- Nato’ we ho win was piloted in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and will be offered in three communities in September 2017: Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, and Regina. Other creative activities including journaling, sewing and painting will be incorporated into subsequent groups.
- The research team and pilot group had the privilege to attend the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Archives, where they viewed and photographed artifacts, including loom work that had been created by Indigenous women in Saskatchewan. These photos are being used by Nato’ we ho win participants as examples of patterns for replication in their own beadwork projects.
- The project is currently recruiting participants for its pilot group in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. For more information, check out the project’s recruitment poster! http://pathssk.org/natowehowin/