Legacy of Genocide

Native America provides some useful resources for understanding PTSD in American Indian communities.

This pain and trauma was passed down from generation to generation to the present resulting in disharmony, low self-esteem, cultural shame, loss of spirit, language, traditions, and culture. The pain manifested itself in a lack of extended family and community bonding, increased domestic violence, child and elder abuse, alcoholism, drug addiction, and internalized oppression.

Treating Native American intergenerational PTSD requires empowering the family and community through re-traditionalization of Native American values, beliefs, spirituality, and traditions.

Find out how you can help.

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~ by Jay Taber on September 20, 2007.

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