Year: 2013 Source: Ottawa, ON: Aboriginal Healing Foundation.(2004).110 p. SIEC No: 20130976

This study proposes a model to describe the intergenerational transmission of historic trauma and examines the implications for healing in a contemporary Aboriginal context. The purpose of the study was to develop a comprehensive historical framework of Aboriginal trauma, beginning with contact in 1492 through to the 1950s, with a primary focus on the period immediately after contact. Aboriginal people have experienced unremitting trauma and post-traumatic effects since Europeans reached the New World and unleashed a series of contagions among the Indigenous population.