Honoring Indigenous Traditions for Youth Health and Wellbeing

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"Excellent all around, interesting, valuable."

"One of the best trainings I have been to on Native culture. I will be recommending all staff take this course. SO GOOD!"

"Awesome training, a lot of great insight on how to help our indigenous youth."

Your Training Description

The health and well-being of indigenous youth is often impacted by historical trauma passed on through generations. Gain insight about the impact of historical trauma within indigenous communities. Learn how to support traditional recovery and healing practices, beyond western mental health approaches. You’ll be empowered through cultural skills and knowledge of historical trauma to better serve native youth. You’ll come away with knowledge of cultural healing and some culturally infused holistic healing practices to best support the health and wellbeing of indigenous youth.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of historical trauma within indigenous communities
  • Learn how intergenerational trauma is passed across generations
  • Increase your knowledge of traditional recovery practices and holistic culturally-infused healing within indigenous communities
  • Integrate knowledge of historical trauma and healing practices to better serve and coordinate services with indigenous youth

Your Trainer

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Nancy Bordeaux is the CEO/President of Tawacin Tanka, an organization with a powerful vision and dream to empower and educate Indigenous people to transcend a history of trauma and genocide. Nancy is a Lakota woman who is an enrolled Rosebud Sioux tribal member and was born and raised on her reservation. She has worked diligently in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota community for eighteen years. Nancy has mobilized her mission and passion in historical trauma work where Indigenous culture and values guide her expertise in holistic recovery and resilience. Nancy organizes monthly community training events in partnership with nonprofits, institutions, law enforcement, school districts, and faith-based organizations. Her personal experience with trauma, racism, and oppression has led her to become an activist for Indigenous people’s human rights and self-determination through her work. She is well known for her work and contribution to her community.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH BASICS.

Build your understanding of prevalent mental health issues among youth today, learn how to connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.