Posts made in April, 2013

The Northern View

Author provides a new perspective to Canadian history Gerald Kiesman has written a new book giving a unique look at Canadian history through First Nations perspective. Contributed photo Former Prince Rupert resident Gerald Kiesman was in town late last month to promote his self-published book Zero Sum Game, which offers a unique look at Canadian history through the First Nations perspective, as well as the Trauma Healing Kit that he’s developed over 11 years of devoted personal research. Both detailed and concise, Kiesman said he chose to “rewrite Canadian history” to provide a more thorough...

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Victoria News Police Victim Services seeks closer tie to First Nations culture

Gerald Kiesman is giving workshops for Victoria Police Victim Services about grieving as it relates to First Nations culture. Don Denton/News staff Thirty more volunteers needed to run agency, information session set for March 18 Spurred by the bravery of NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy in announcing he had been sexually abused, Gerald Kiesman confronted his own secrets. Kiesman, too, had experienced such mistreatment. A year after Kennedy’s proclamation, which helped lead to the arrest and conviction of junior hockey coach Graham James, Kiesman decided he needed to do something about his...

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Ex-Rupert resident helping with the healing

Gerald Kiesman has accomplished a  great deal in the eight years since he moved away from Prince Rupert.   Prince Rupert Daily  News  June 9, 2008   Gerald Kiesman has accomplished a  great deal in the eight years since he moved away from Prince Rupert.  A resident of the city for 35 years, he left in 2000 and  headed to Victoria  seeking to find the resources he needed to deal with a history of trauma and  abuse. From the moment he took his first counselling class and gained  employment in the field, he has gone on to research how trauma impacts the mind  and body, and recently created a...

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