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Engaging a Healing Context.

Breton, Denise
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) In Wanda D. McCaslin, ed., Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways. Writings on Community Peacemaking and Restorative Justice from the Native Law Centre. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press. Pp. 18-19.

“The goal of the following articles is every bit as challenging–to heal the wounds of whole peoples and cultures, as well as to confront the mind-sets and systems that continue to inflict these wounds. This healing process calls on our best self-reflective skills. If strong emotions start surfacing, readers might ask themselves: ‘What are these emotions about? Where do they come from? What might the emotions reveal not only about what I’m reading but also about me, the reader, and about the society I have been socialized to accept? How might these emotions serve to promote changes in my awareness?'” (excerpt)


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