NIC to host presentation on Native American historical trauma

North Idaho College will host a presentation on historical trauma for Native Americans and how it can be passed down through generations from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Edminster Student Union Building Echo/Blue Creek Bay Room at North Idaho College.

It will be presented by Robbie Paul, Ph.D., a Nez Perce tribal member and currently the director of the Native American Recruitment and Retention program for the Division of Health Sciences for Washington State University Spokane.

The presentation is based on Paul’s research on the subject of “Understanding the Concepts of Historical Trauma for Native Americans and How this Trauma Can Be Intergenerational,” which led to a journey of healing for herself and her family of several generations.

The presentation is free and open to the public and sponsored by the NIC departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences, American Indian Studies and Anthropology.

Information: (208) 665-5077.

For More Information
NIC American Indian Studies Instructor Kathy Lewis (208) 665-5077 or

Posted: Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

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