VE Affiliate, Knife Chief Buffalo Nation to host Historical Trauma Conference

Oyate Woakipa Ta Woospe

Historical Trauma: Impact and Healing


October 11-12, 2013 Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD

Benefit Conference for the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation)

Presenters: Hmuya Mani (Richard Two Dogs,), Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart and others

  Historical Trauma—”the collective emotional and psychological injury both over the life span and across generations, resulting from a cataclysmic history of genocide. The effects of historical trauma include: unsettled emotional trauma, depression, high mortality rates, high rates of alcohol abuse, significant problems of child abuse and domestic violence” ( This two day workshop will show how historical trauma has impacted Lakota and indigenous peoples and how we can integrate healing from historical trauma into our families, schools, programs and communities. Registration and Lodging information attached.  

Conference Fee: $300.00


 Make Checks of Money Orders Payable to Knife Chief Buffalo Nation Organization and send to:

Knife Chief Buffalo Nation Organization PO Box 294 Porcupine, SD 57772 605-441-2914


Lodging Information

There is a block of rooms reserved at the conference hotel Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn at the rate of $131.00/night + tax. Mention the “Historical Trauma Healing Conference” when making the reservations, telephone number 605-348-4000. Reservation Deadline September 25th, 2013.


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