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Historical Trauma Today: Treating the Symptoms and Moving Towards Wellness

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Love Library South Room: 221 – Peterson Room
Additional Info: LLS
Contact: Joan Barnes, (402) 472-6987, jbarnes3@unl.edu
Join Misty Frazier, M.A., executive director of the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition, a member of the Santee Sioux Nation and a descendant of the Tlingit of Alaska, who will present about historical trauma, what it looks like today and how to shift to healing, recovery, and wellness. Her talk supports the traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.

Historical trauma includes domestic violence, child welfare, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, substance abuse, and suicide. Frazier will discuss the ways that using traditional concepts, language, and culture can heal historical trauma.

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