Wanda Gabriel, MSW, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill Univeristy. She is a citizen of Kanehsatake (Oka) Kanieke’ha:ke nation, and a national trainer & facilitator guided by traditional teachings, social work theories, and experiential processes to facilitate family and community healing. Ms. Gabriel has 30 years of experience in the social and healing field. She has worked in collaboration with Local, National, and Regional Aboriginal agencies and Aboriginal communities across Canada. Assisting in the healing journey; addressing trauma stemming from cultural genocide, sexual violence, family violence, lateral violence (internalized oppression), drug and alcohol addiction, and residential school issues. Ms. Gabriel is a witness and a firm believer that transcending trauma begins with the process of reclaiming cultural identity.