Resolution Number: 2019-10-17Healing Gathering For Sexual Assault Survivors
2019-10-17 EXCERPT:

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

34th Annual Mamowihitowin

Chief Leo Metatawabin

Fort Albany First Nation

Chief Mervin Cheechoo Moose Cree First Nation

Certified copy of a resolution passed on October 25th , 2019

Resolution No. 2019-10-17

Healing Gathering for Sexual Assault Survivors

WHEREAS survivors of Sexual Assault in our communities continue to experience short and long term and complex mental health issues, which is adversely affecting their overall health ad well-being, and

WHEREAS it is reported and proven that sexual assault is a direct contributor to our high rates of suicide, addictions and mental health disorders; and

WHEREAS sexual abuse continues to occur and go unreported, and this must end;

WHEREAS after some careful and strategic thinking, it has been determined the best approach to facilitate discussions the survivors of sexual assault must play an integral lead role in developing a strategy towards a healing journey for survivors of sexual abuse;and

October 252019

Attawapiskat First Nation

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mushkegowuk Council work with a team of sexual assault survivors and support personnel to plan a regional gathering for sexual assault survivors;

RESOLVED that this Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk directs the Mushkegowuk Council Executive to source and secure the resources required to conduct a Regional Sexual Assault Survivors Gathering.