Our Model / How We Work

How we work

Healing People

We Al-li is a trauma informed, trauma specific educational and practice based approach that promotes health, well-being, and sustainable pathways of positive change for individuals, families and communities at both a personal and professional level.

Sharing Culture

We Al-li embraces and promotes Indigenous cultural traditions and ways of sharing, caring and renewal.

Our name We Al-li literally means fire and water, two forces that are culturally understood to embody Indigenous wisdom, knowledge and transformation.

Regenerating Spirit

Our focus at We Al-li is to cultivate and nurture the experience of exploring with curiosity a life long process of seeking and sustaining wholeness.

We Al-li provides learning environments where this exploration happens in safety and without challenge.

Our Model

Our model is based on the CITIHA framework. CITIHA stands for Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing Approach.

Information about the Artwork

Hands are representative of a lot of conflict but are also representative of the resolving of conflict. This painting illustrates a structural way to work through conflict. The multiple dot work, displays a sense of trauma and the many issues surrounding conflict within Indigenous communities today.

Hands embody conflict and resolution significant in everything is five – the five stages of healing, our five senses all used as a part of the five stages within conflict resolution.

© Artwork and narration by Christopher Edwards- Haines