Indigenous Communities and Family Violence: Changing the conversation

This 2017 report includes a critical discourse analysis of Canadian literature on Indigenous family violence over a fifteen year period (2000-2015). A number of themes were identified and used to structure the examination of the literature, including: naming violence, defining family violence, rates of violence, analysis of gender and sexuality, causes of violence, colonization, normalization, silence and hiding violence, family, health, geographic considerations, and solutions. The report concludes by providing six key principles that can be used to inform future family violence initiatives.