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Educational Series Session I – Understanding and working with child survivors experiencing historic trauma

May 20, 2021 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will cover a cultural perspective and healing-informed approach to responding to children and youth who have had experiences of and exposure to trauma, violence, grief and loss. The session will use the historical impact of trauma on the healing process as experienced by Native/Indigenous people, specifically Lakota people, to illustrate more generally the significance of cultural context on trauma and on healing. This approach includes engaging individuals, families and communities toward healing from trauma by treating one another as “caring relatives.” Finally, the session will highlight the importance of “Okiciyapi” (O-kee-che-yah-pbee), a Lakota term describing collaboration and helping one another. Ms. Iron Cloud-Two Dogs will be available after the session for those individuals who have further questions or feedback.

Sina Ikikcu Win (Takes the Robe Woman), Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs is an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and has Crow ancestry.  She counts among her many blessings – her cherished life companion, loving family and many precious relatives. Ethleen has over thirty years of experience in the helping field, currently she provides training and technical assistance locally and nationally in the area of youth, family and community development; mental health; substance abuse; education; suicide prevention; juvenile justice and cultural development. She serves on the Rosalyn Carter Mental Health Task Force, the Knife Chief Buffalo Nation Society Board of Directors, and the Anpo Wicahpi Owayawa (Morning Star School), Pine Ridge Girls School. She also volunteers her time directing Healing Camps for children, youth and families who have experienced trauma or have been exposed to trauma. Ethleen resides in Porcupine, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with her husband, sister, daughter and two grandchildren. She can be contacted at eictd77@gmail.com.

Registration costs:
Individual $30
Student $15
Group of 5 or more $125



May 20, 2021
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm