The world has changed, and ways of life have been put on hold. These are truly trying and difficult times for so many people. Tribal domestic violence advocates are struggling to find their footing and respond as best they can under the circumstances, given the lack of resources and tribal infrastructures as well as an increase in domestic violence. Indigenous people and Tribal Nations experience multiple levels of trauma, including Historical Trauma. All this contributes to the response to the current pandemic. This important webinar will look at how historical trauma influences responses to COVID-19. It will discuss the impact of social distancing on traditional and cultural practices and it will offer coping strategies that draw upon Indigenous People’s spiritual and cultural strengths. Change is a part of Indigenous People’s traditions, and this pandemic has brought about a lot of changes to the way they live, work, and address safety in their communities.
Please join National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center staffer Gwendolyn Packard and Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Division of Community Behavioral Health at the University of New Mexico for a look at trauma-informed advocacy in the time of a pandemic.