Sumi'nangwa: DV and IPV Trauma Informed Response in Indigenous
Communities, Part 1
This session will focus on the importance of cultivating trauma-informed approaches with Indigenous cultural knowledge, values, and teachings in grounding survivor-centered healing and support. This session will explain how the trauma Indigenous peoples experience is linked to oppression and discrimination. Trauma informed practice during this session will also be explored through an Indigenous lens that also will recommend an intersectional approach that are founded in culturally rooted beliefs and practice. This session will lastly illustrate that re-Indigenizing trauma informed approaches is a process that must be led, defined, and reflective of the community’s culture, history, and values.
Kim Zahne, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Kim Zahne is a Technical Assistance and Training Specialist at the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC). Prior to joining NIWRC, Zahne was the Director of Technical Assistance and Training for the Hopi Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse (HTWCEA). She has nearly 5 years of experience in the development and management of training and technical assistance initiatives with the coalition and over a decade of working with and in Indigenous communities. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in American Indian Studies with an emphasis in Federal Indian Law and Policy and American Indian History.