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Speaker addresses generational trauma at Fort Belknap


November 8, 2019

Havre Daily News/Derek Hann

Audience members listen to the Rev. Patrick Beretta talk Tuesday on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation about generational trauma.

Historic trauma and grief play a role in everyone's lives and can greatly affect people and a community, and for many Native American communities historic trauma has a significant impact and presence, the Rev. Patrick Beretta told a group at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation this week.

"The longer you don't deal with your pain, the longer it lasts," Beretta said. "If you don't deal with the historic pains of the past, the historic wounds of the past, they are going to perpetuate themselves ... in suicide, in drug use, in wreckless behavior."

Fort Belknap resident Snuffy Main requested Beret...

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