The Impact of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma on American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Discusses the effects of historical and intergenerational trauma for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN). This blog post features a video explaining how Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) and Gathering of Alasks Natives (GOAN) focus on the underlying reasons that individuals, families, and communities become at-risk for addictions and self-destructive behaviors. The video also describes how both GONA and GOAN address these root causes by recognizing the importance of cultural values, traditions, and spirituality in healing.

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