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‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools
Mary Annette Pember
“Aww, here we go again, talking about the dang boarding schools!” This was the first thought Chally Topping-Thompson had when the topic came up in her social work class at St...
We Have to Know It to Heal It: Defining and Dealing With Historical Trauma
Mary Annette Pember
“And I rose in a rainy autumn and walked abroad in shower of all my days.” I think of this bit of verse from Poem in October by Dylan Thomas as I walk over the grounds where my mot...
Linear Versus Circular Thinking: Medicine Wheel Training for the Masses
Most indigenous people would agree, until the mainstream “gets it,” change in the world will not occur...
Mary Annette Pember to Lead Yearlong Project on Historical Trauma
Indian Country Today Media Network is embarking on a yearlong project examining the theory of historical trauma in mental health practices among Native peoples...
Making Natives Copy White Parents Destroys Indigenous Families
Tanya H. Lee
Working closely with four American Indian tribes and four Canadian First Nations, Les Whitbeck, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his colleagues have de...
Cultural Genocide Veiled as Education—The Time for Healing Is Now
Native American Rights Fund
Like a lot of the details of United States historical relations with the indigenous inhabitants of this land, the story of Indian boarding school policy of the United States govern...
6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books
Did you know it is still legal to withhold food and clothing from Indian children who don’t attend school?...
New Questions for an Old Problem in Indian Education
Jerad Koepp and Jason Medina
In education, blame follows close on the heels of trouble...
Video: Healing After a Death and Bringing the Culture Back
In its seventh installment, Wisconsin Media Lab introduces Molly Miller, whose Munsee name is Wasalaangweew (Bright Star)...
Healing Historical Trauma Through Promoting Traditional Culture in Mainstream Medicine
Medicine, like politics, is often a matter of perspective; for many cultures illness is caused by being out of balance emotionally, spiritually, mentally or physically...
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