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The National AI/AN Childhood Trauma TSA, Category II Center would like to offer you the opportunity to learn with us through brief, 10–30-minute podcasts. Listen to the podcasts below to hear personal stories, gain new insight into an array of topics, and dig deeper into understanding matters and trauma-informed care and practices as it relates to A/I and A/N people.  

Talking about National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous with Lestina Saul - Merdassi

In honor of May 5th, National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we had the opportunity to speak with Lestina Saul – Merdassi who is a survivor and an advocate in her community for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons movement. She discusses why the MMIP movement is important, how it has impacted her, her family, and her community, and how she advocates for change using her position as an advocate and educator. 

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American Indian Youth, Millie Bearleggins, Blackfeet, shares her story about being an LGBTQ – Two Spirit Individual

In this podcast, Millie discusses being a member of the LGBTQ+ community and an American Indian who identifies as Two Spirit. By talking through her experiences, she provides a powerful perspective on what her identity means to her, how she navigates her identity, and who she is within her communities.  

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A Journey of Sobriety with DeShane Buffalo

 In this podcast, DeShane walks us through her healing journey of sobriety. She discusses the challenges she faced throughout her sobriety and how she overcame them, as well as highlights on her support system and her motivation to stay sober.

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Providing Youth with Pathways to Success in the Higher Education System with Dwight Lomayesva 

In this podcast, Dwight identifies the gaps in supporting AI/AN youth in college attainment and provides avenues for success. He discusses how universities and communities can provide solutions to support AI/AN youth to finish their higher education.  

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