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Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center to host second annual symposium April 20-21

The Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will hold its second annual symposium on April 20 and 21, 2023, online and in-person at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Conference events will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) each day.

This year’s symposium is free for both in-person and online participants, but requires registration.

In addition to presentations from nationally recognized experts on Indigenous trauma, this year’s symposium will focus on rETHICS training, a toolkit for conducting research in tribal communities appropriately and in a culturally sensitive way, and best practices in Research in Diverse Communities (RiDC).

American Indians in North Dakota and throughout the region suffer from significant health disparities, relative to the non-Native population, and much of this is related to historical trauma, adverse childhood experiences, forced boarding school participation, social marginalization, and toxic stress. The goal of the ITRRC is to address the impact of historical and unresolved trauma on health inequities within the American Indian and Alaska Native population. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together nationally recognized experts in Indigenous trauma and resilience and highlight the research being accomplished at UND.

More information is available at the ITRRC website.

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The ITRRC is supported by the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM139759.