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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 SIELab@unc.edu to be counted.