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The Self-System: An Indigenous Approach to Health

April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The American Indian Center welcomes local respected Elder Vivette Jeffries-Logan of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation to guide us in a discussion to understand the cycles of historical trauma experienced by Native Americans, as well as indigenous perspectives on healing.

In many Indigenous cultures, the concept of health expands beyond the absence of dis-ease in the physical body. Optimal health encompasses balance in all four quadrants of “self”- mental, physical, spiritual and emotional. Vivette will share a model she created to illustrate the impact of Historical Trauma on Indigenous people and Nations. She will also include information about current approaches to healing in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to to be counted.


April 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


American Indian Center
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Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab, Room 118
109 Church Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27519 United States
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