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Historical Trauma

Published: September 20, 2015, Author: JayTaber

According to Medical Mission Sr. Katherine Baltazar, a psychiatric nurse practitioner for the Cheyenne River tribe, historical trauma undermines the core of community stability. A term coined by Native American social worker and mental health expert Maria Yellow Horse Braveheart, historical trauma “is cumulative emotional and psychological wounding, over the life span and across generations, emanating from massive group trauma.” ‘Reeling from the impact‘ of historical trauma is part four of a six-part series on the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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