“miyo pimatisiwin” is a Plains Cree phrase which translates to “good life” or “to live in a good way”. This way of being guides our trauma-informed approach of doing no further harm, and underscores our commitment to delivering legal advice, workplace investigations, training programs and consultation services, in a good way.
Most of what I have learned about trauma and resilience, I have learned from Indigenous survivors. Survivors of Indian residential schools, Indian day schools, Indian hospitals, the foster care and child welfare system, and the criminal justice system. I am not just talking about my professional life and encounters with clients, claimants, accused persons and targets of violence, I am also referring to my own family members. I am forever in their debt for educating me in ways law school should have, but never did.
Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services is a trauma-informed legal practice led by Cree-Metis lawyer, Myrna McCallum. We offer a range of services which include legal advice, workplace investigations, consultation or advisory services, policy development, Indigenous inter-generational trauma education, training on trauma-informed lawyering as well as workshops and keynots on trauma-informed practice strategies for responding to sexual misconduct, human rights violations and other forms of gender-based violence in the workplace.
We provide cultural humility training sessions for any organization committed to understanding and serving Indigenous peoples and their communities. You will learn to recognize Indigenous inter-generational trauma, vicarious trauma, vicarious resilience, implicit bias and stereotyping. You will also learn how your organization can adopt a trauma-informed approach to improve client relationships and employee well-being which will lead to client satisfaction, increased employee retention and improved organizational reputation.
If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence or believe you have been discriminated against or harassed under on of the protected characteristics identified in the BC Human Rights Code, please call us for a free consultation.
We offer consultation services to organizational leaders who are taking on the serious and necessary task of addressing sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, racism and bullying in the workplace.
We offer trauma-informed workplace investigations into complaints of sexual misconduct, human rights violations, bullying, harassment and other forms of gender-based violence.