Indigenous Communities and Family Violence: Changing the Conversation Co-Authored by Dr. Sarah Hunt

Dr. Sarah Hunt’s new co-authored report “Indigenous Communities and Family Violence: Changing the Conversation was written with Dr. Cindy Holmes for the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health.

As stated by the authors the discussion paper is centred on “critically engaging with dominant frameworks and discourses around ‘family violence’ in the context of ongoing colonialism and Indigenous resurgence; bringing community voices into conversation with existing literature on ‘Aboriginal family violence’ to illuminate connections, gaps, and future directions; and refocusing conversations about ‘family violence’ using a decolonial social determinants framework, in order to redefine ‘family’ and ‘violence’ to reflect the diverse realities of all Indigenous people, including those who are marginalized within their own communities (ie. lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two-Spirit people and youth).”