Understanding and acknowledging past trauma can help guide how to interact with each other. For Native Americans it can inform how the history of colonialism might influence a person’s reaction to certain words or behaviors. Experts are developing methods for approaching situations in schools, offices and businesses from a trauma-informed perspective to avoid conflict, de-escalate tension and promote healing. In this hour we’ll talk with professionals about what trauma-informed approaches look like.
Jillene Joseph (A’aninin) – executive director of the Native Wellness Institute
David Fullerton – general manager of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Angie Blackwell (Grand Ronde) – director of early childhood education for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Break 1 Music: Old School Hop (song) Cree Confederation (artist) Pakosiyimitan (album)
Break 2 Music: Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) (song) A Tribe Called Red (artist) Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) (single )