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Let's heal: Noojamadaa exhibit open until the end of the month

Photography installation supports healthy relationships and counteracts intimate partner violence

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) hosted the grand opening of The Noojamadaa Exhibit on March 23.

The exhibit is on display at Laurentian University's McEwen School of Architecture until April 1 and is a photovoice project to support healthy relationships and counteract intimate partner violence.

Featuring thoughtful photography by First Nations women on Manitoulin Island, The Noojamadaa Exhibit uses an experiential learning approach to foster and promote healing and reconciliation.

The knowledge translation aspect of the project involves gallery installation and film footage in collaboration with the Indigenous theatre group De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Storytellers and the Laurentian University School of Architecture.

"Noojamadaa means “let's heal” and the exhibit provides a safe space for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples to reflect on our shared journey towards wellness, through contemplation of our relationships with one another and our surroundings," said a news release from NOSM.

"This project is a new opportunity to raise awareness about the characteristics of intimate partner violence, and to help inform community health strategies that can then begin to address this important issue."



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