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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lasting effects of trauma reaches across generations through DNA

CBC RADIO |  September 27, 2015










Amy Bombay is Anishinaabe from Rainy River First Nation. She's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Amy Bombay is Anishinaabe from Rainy River First Nation. She's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax. (courtesy Amy Bombay)


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Indigenous elders often say that memory is in the blood and bone, that our stories are passed not just verbally but through a kind of genetic memory.
Well, it turns out that may not be far from the truth. Amy Bombay is Anishinaabe from Rainy River First Nation in Ontario.
Amy Bombay and family
Left Photo: Amy Bombay with her family. (courtesy Amy Bombay)

She's an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and has been studying the impact of trauma and how it reverberates through generations. She was drawn to this field of study, specifically related to residential schools, because of its effect on her own family.
"Both my grandparents on my father's side attended, and most of my aunts and uncles on that side as well," she explained.
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