Otipemisiwak, “the people who own themselves,”: Generational Legacies of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
1.0 CEUs approved by NASW
Session A
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)

During this hour, attendees will be given a context for understanding the legacy of intergenerational trauma through the lens of a Little Shell Tribal member who is also a behavioral health professional. The specific consideration of identity confusion, endemic to both personal and community history, will be explored as both a point of rupture and resilience. Understanding the point of view of urban native clients, including members of the Little Shell tribe, is an impactful way to improve cultural humility and engage clients in building resilience based in strengths. Historical context can provide a meaningful perspective for professionals to understand themselves in relation to indigenous people while decentering their own experience in favor of a client centered approach.  

Kimberly McKeehan

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