The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs recognizes November as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
November 02, 2018
Treaty One Territory, MB – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs recognizes November as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba.
“Domestic violence is a serious concern for First Nations. I encourage families to have discussions about this issue and for individuals to make themselves aware of resources that exist to help when violence occurs,” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “It’s tragic that many First Nations citizens experienced and witnessed violence as young children attending residential schools. Living through those harsh conditions created the roots for violence to take place once back at home. There is a need for healing to overcome the dark legacy of abuse experienced at residential schools.”
Family violence includes the abuse of children, youth, older persons, spouses or partners, and people with disabilities. It can take a variety of forms including physical assault, emotional, spiritual, sexual, and financial abuse.
If you are living with family violence, you can access confidential help and information about domestic violence 24 hour a day at:
- 1.877.977.0007 (toll free)
- 204.615.0311 (Winnipeg) or
- 1.888.987.2829 (TTY)
You can also find a wide range of resources available for men, women, and children experiencing violence in Manitoba on this website: http://www.endingviolencemanitoba.org/need-help/