In the Ojibway language, “ki-da-do-dun-kay-go” means “you can do something.”
The Ki-da-do-dun-kay-go program instills Indigenous men and women with the knowledge, understanding and tools they need to do something about the trauma they have experienced as victims of crime.
Many Indigenous adults experience multiple and complex layers of trauma as a result from past victimization, whether they are survivors family violence, domestic abuse, violent crime or Indian Residential Schools. This program offers individuals access to ongoing, long-term treatment services to heal and overcome these layers of trauma.
Participants will attend and take part in a combination of individual and two-day, five-day or ten-day group sessions with Indigenous Behaviour Trauma Specialists. Each session complements the others and allow participants to build on the progress they have already made. The sessions follow Indigenous Traditional ways and teachings, bringing participants back to their cultural and traditional ways and strengthening their motivational disciplines.
Individuals who take part in this program will gain the ability and confidence to:
- Create safety in their lives and homes;
- Strengthen themselves to make good, healthy decisions for themselves and their families; and,
- Implement their own strategy and disciplines to live a healthy, progressive lifestyle.