Lecture to explore historical trauma, healing in indigenous communities

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Lecture to explore historical trauma, healing in indigenous communities

Native Voices
Misty Frazier

Misty Frazier, executive director of the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition, will present a lecture on historical trauma and healing within indigenous communities at 4 p.m. March 9 in Love Library's Peterson Room.

Her talk is part of a series of events supporting the traveling exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness," which is currently on display in University Libraries.

Historical trauma includes domestic violence, child welfare, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, substance abuse and suicide. Frazier will discuss the ways that using traditional concepts, language and culture can heal.

Frazier is a member of the Santee Sioux Nation and a descendant of the Tingit of Alaska. Prior to her position as executive director, she was the director of the Dakota Tiwahe Service Unit, the social services department for her tribe for 12 years. Frazier has a bachelor’s degree in human resources and family sciences and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.