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In the City: Faenette Blackbear 

How do we heal from long-term trauma? How can wellness be culture-specific? Professor Karina Walters (Choctaw Nation) of the University of Washington helps us understand the historic trauma, the structure of U.S. settler colonialism, and researching resilience. We also hear from Feanette Blackbear (Lakota) about the way of life in Black Hills, South Dakota, prayer, essential work, and seeking justice during the pandemic. Feanette's story gives us insightful salve to long term trauma: culture.