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Trauma is real for refugee and indigenous communities alike

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February 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

KAMLOOPS - The trauma experienced by indigenous communities and other social and ethnic communities in Canada will affect refugee communities, even those who are now part of life here in Kamloops.

There are lessons to be learned as we welcome newcomers to Canada and our own community. Internationally known academic The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg will deliver a timely and insightful lecture at part of St. Paul’s Cathedral annual lecture series.

Titled For Those Supporting Refugees: Lessons from North American Indigenous Experience The Annual February Faith Lecture - Sunday Evening, Feb 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. Fr. Brokenleg will share research and experience from his lengthy and detailed engagement with indigenous communities who continue to struggle with the effects of inter-generational transfer of trauma. He argues that similar social, psychological and spiritual dynamics will become evident in the lives of refugees from, amongst other places, Syria.

Dr. Brokenleg will present a companion lecture” Ancient Benedictine Spirituality: The Case for a Dispersed Canadian Community on Monday Morning, Feb 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. till noon

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