University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

11/27/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/27/2017 12:56

Live streaming event today: Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Among Native People of North America

Please join in on a livestream keynote address with Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Wood Hall 118. A question and answer session with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Lisa Poupart, director and chair of First Nations Studies, follows from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The keynote is sponsored by Marquette University. Dr. Brave Heart (Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota) is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of Native American and disparities research in the Division of Community Behavioral Health at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry, in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Brave Heart introduced the concept of historical trauma and historical unresolved grief for American Indians, and by 1992, she developed and delivered the first Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Intervention in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Historical trauma is the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding across generations, due to the devastating effects of massive collective losses and catastrophic events which began with European contact and colonization.