There is an “Addiction to Silence” on Domestic Violence – Hodgkinson

1745
Ian Hodgkinson addresses the BNA Conference to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women
Ian Hodgkinson addresses the BNA Conference to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women


THUNDER BAY – Ian Hodgkinson of the Guardian Angels addressed the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinabek First Nation Conference to “End Violence Against Women” on Sunday.

The BNA hosted a two day conference focused on ending violence against Aboriginal women. The attendees heard from a number of speakers.

The focus on the Sunday morning presentation at the Victoria Inn was on domestic violence.

Ian Hodgkinson addresses the BNA Conference to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women
Ian Hodgkinson addresses the BNA Conference to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women

Hodgkinson, a trained self-defence instructor, and the head of Guardian Angels Canada explained to the audience how critical having a community plan in effect is as a means of combatting domestic violence and enhancing community safety.

Some of the key points included the importance of listening to a victim and making sure that if you hear or see instances of violence that you have to get involved toward stopping it.

“There is an addiction to silence,” stated Hodgkinson. That silence contributes to the domestic violence problem.

Chief Laura Airns, Ian Hodgkinson, Edna Hodgkinson at BNA Conference
Chief Laura Airns, Ian Hodgkinson, Edna Hodgkinson at BNA Conference

The plans formed at the BNA Conference will go forward into the community.

Sunday night, a community feast and Pow Wow were held at the Victoria Inn.

Previous articleA Walk with the Irish – Ronn Hartviksen
Next articleChevrolet Camaro – Muscle Car Loses Weight not Power
NetNewsledger.com or NNL offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world. NNL covers a large region of Ontario, but are also widely read around the country and the world. To reach us by email: newsroom@netnewsledger.com Reach the Newsroom: (807) 355-1862