Completed Research

ACHH Maritimes

 ACHH Maritimes

ACHH Maritimes involved the expansion of our original UnPPAC work to four Maritime communities across the Mi’kma’ki and Wolastoqey territories. Conversation sessions were completed with youth, Elders, parents, teachers and health professionals. In addition, youth also participated in art sessions to explore the expression of pain through artwork. Health data was also reviewed to compare the rates of pain related conditions in Mi’kmaw children and youth compared to non-Mi’kmaw children and youth.



The UnPPAC work was the first of our pain and hurt related research. We partnered with Eskasoni First Nation and community members shared their personal stories of what pain and hurt meant to them and how they managed their pain and hurt from both a Western and Indigenous lens. This work laid the foundation for all future work and our partnership with Eskasoni continues as a steadfast force in all of the ACHH Initiative work.

*Image credit Eskasoni First Nation webpage.