TRC CTAs 32-36: Mental health and trauma intersects with justice for Indigenous peoples

Day 8 of sharing the 94 Calls to Action (CTAs) from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Calls for Justice - Part 2.

Today’s CTAs deserve significant thought and reflection. We again find items under the category of “Justice” (criminal system) which, taken out of context, may not seem to relate.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Aboriginal healing lodges.

Sexual abuse.

These are important examples of the need to look at justice, equity, diversity and inclusion for Indigenous people with an intersectional lens.

Data shows that the number of Indigenous people in prison is way out of proportion. According to this 2020 CBC article and