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Discussion of generational trauma research postponed because of pandemic

Oct 26, 2020

Sealaska Heritage Institute staff pose with a research team from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. The research team is studying the potential impacts of generational trauma on Alaska Native people. (Photo courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Community discussion surrounding a study of generational trauma has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Hoonah Indian Association are collaborating on a study that looks at the potential impact of historical trauma on Alaska Native people.

Participants were recruited beginning in 2019.

Researchers from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana were scheduled to visit Hoonah and Juneau to discuss the preliminary results and next steps.

But those visits will be postponed this year out of safety concerns.