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A Minnesota Indian Women Workshop Park 3.

A Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Workshop Series

Internalized Oppression and the Native American Community  –  a 3 part series


Part One:

Confronting the Trauma and Embracing Our History

Robert DesJarlait, BA Ethnic Studies, Presenter

For Community Members and Service Providers

May 8, 2008  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $35.00

Light lunch provided

Part One focuses on Internalized Oppression and its effects on our community. The presenter

will provide an overview on the dynamics of racism and its historical roots including

colonialism, boarding schools, scientific racism, and blood quantum.  Culturally specific strategies

for healing will be highlighted.


Part Two:

Understanding the Trauma

Renee Sans Souci, BS. Ed, Presenter

Robert DesJarlait, BA Ethnic Studies, Presenter

For Community Members and Service Providers

May 15, 2008 from  12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00

refreshments provided 

Part Two focuses on the effects of historical trauma – in particular, the effects on Native

American women and men. The presenters will provide traditional concepts of the role of

women and men and the continuity of traditions in the maintenance of well-being in

contemporary society.


Part Three:

Transcending the Trauma

Robert DesJarlait, BA Ethnic Studies, Facilitator

And Youth Presenters

For Community Members and Service Providers

May _22, 2008 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00

refreshments provided

Part Three focuses on our youth and how they have transcended internalized trauma and

have empowered themselves in positive ways.  Youth will also speak about their needs for

balanced lifestyles and their expectations for community support.


Registering for all three workshops?   Cost Will Be Only $50.00

All workshops will be held at:


2300  15th Avenue South

Minneapolis , MN   55404

Certificates of Completion from Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Pending

You send the Fond du Lac Community College Certificates of Completion to your license board for C.E.U.s


Jo Lightfeather @612.729.2031 or email: workshop@miwrc.org

MIWRC Library/Research/Clearinghouse & Training Program Workshops are funded by the State of Minnesota . Department of Human Services, Chemical Health Division