November 10, 2017
Tomorrow is Veteran's Day, the day we celebrate those who have served in our armed forces, including Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiians.
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Trauma Training Needed in Native Communities
Alberta's child and youth advocate is calling on the provincial government to do more to recognize the symptoms of trauma in the young people it helps following the deaths of three Indigenous teen girls.
All three died over a seven-month period in 2015. All had childhoods in which they were exposed to violence, addictions, and neglect.
Del Graff's investigative review into their deaths contains two recommendations which both appeal for the government to better understand the effects of early childhood trauma on the developing brain.
"Youth who experience trauma can feel hopeless; for these three girls this was displayed (in varying degrees) through self-harm, addictions, abusive relationships and suicide," Graff said in his review.
Cherokee Man Creates Indigenous U.S. Map
Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian, has taken it upon himself to create a map that shows the Tribal nations of the U.S. prior to European contact. The map is of the contiguous United States and displays the original native tribal names of roughly 595 tribes, and of that, 150 tribes are without descendants. Without descendants means that there is no one known to be alive from that tribe and are believed to be extinct.