This is Health Matters, discussing “broken spirit” diseases –illnesses that arise over time in peoples subjected to military occupation and colonization. Illnesses that reflect an ongoing breakdown of the indigenous body-mind- and-spirit unity. “This vulnerability to liver diseases is not just a matter of diet or lifestyle. It is linked to historical trauma suffered over generations.”
Health Matters is a production of KIDE Hoopa CA. Produced and written by Cynthia Poten. Engineered by Joseph Orozco. Our readers were Kristen Marshall, Emilee Marshall and Joseph Orozco. For this audio and more information, visit our download area at www.kidefm.org. Thank you for listening. Your health adds to the health of our community.
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Sources and Links
Historical Trauma and Aboriginal Healing, by Cynthia C. Wesley-Esquimaux, and Magdalena Smolewski. Published by: Aboriginal Healing Foundation 75 Albert Street, Suite 801, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7, 2004.