The story of 18-year-old Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel illustrates the effect of intergenerational trauma, specifically, how his grandmother’s experience as a Native Alaskan sent to a government boarding school, where she faced cultural annihilation and physical abuse, affected her daughter and grandson. Sam eventually attended a private school which supported his learning style and cultural identity and has become an advocate for Alaska Native youth. To listen to the podcast, click here.
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