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PEOPLE OR ABORIGINAL - includes Inuit, Metis and First Nations

BODY - means a person’s physical body

COMMUNITY INTEREST - means a group, collective, association, incorporation, coming together, or other combination of people groups

DELIVERANCE – means release or relief from the consequences of abuse, bitterness, death, depression, fear, rejection, shame, suicide and/or unforgiveness, etc.

HEALING – means any therapeutic, remedial, restorative, health-giving and recovery from any harm, damage, hurt’s, wounding, shock and trauma and unresolved issues including inner healing process that is a step by step overview of how someone on their recovery journey can also help those in need of healing and recovery.

HOLISTIC/WHOLISTIC - means an approach to life that takes a whole, complete review, rather than looking at only parts of life. In healing, for example, a holistic approach tries to create balance within a person’s spirit, mind, heart, will and body.

INTER-GENERATIONAL IMPACTS - means the effects of sexual, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural abuse that are passed on to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (the descendants) of Inuit. For example, abused people can become abusers.

LEGACY OF SEXUAL ABUSE, PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL - means the ongoing direct and indirect effects of physical, mental, emotional, sexual, spiritual and cultural and abuse from all institutional abuses and activities run by federal Government of Canada, Parents, Ancestral- Inter-generational Issues, Intimate Relationships, Authority Figures, Culture and Life Experiences and other historical events that effect all Inuit or Aboriginals (from all age groups) their families and their communities (including communities of interest). These effects may include, and are not limited to:

  • family violence
  • drug and alcohol abuse
  • physical, mental, emotional, sexual, cultural and spiritual abuse by 
others
  • loss of parenting skills and self-destructive behavior

PARTNERSHIP - means a community, organization, or agency that agrees to work with our proposal project to meet the project goals. The community, organization and/or agencies that will partnership or link with the AHC projects.

SOUL - a person’s mind, emotion, will, and inner self and or being

SPIRIT - means a person’s spirit, energy, life-force

UNRESOLVED TRAUMA - continues to have impact on people, families and communities until the trauma has been healed in people’s minds, bodies and spirits. Abused children who experience trauma while growing up learn how to protect themselves. This is healthy and unhealthy at the same time. It can be healthy because it helps the child get through childhood. It is unhealthy because when the child grows up to be an adult the very thing that allowed them to cope does not work anymore and starts to go against him/her. The person probably thinks he or she is not worth much, keeps blaming him/herself for the abuse, does not trust anyone and acts out the abuse in many ways. Acting out the abuse shows itself as: alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide, physical, emotional, mental, sexual, cultural and spiritual abuse, to name a few. These unhealthy life styles including life’s hurts, wounds, unresolved and undealt issues, shock and trauma move or passed on from one generation to the next. It is important to resolve life's hurts, wounds, shock and trauma.