Indigenous Healing  

Beginning in the 16th Century, the California genocide caused a catastrophic loss of Indigenous populations as well as of cultural continuity. This project assists California Indian tribes and tribal communities in their healing from the multigenerational effects of that trauma.

Through a series of workshops designed with and for California’s tribal peoples, Roberta Cordero provides a dynamic context in which each tribe can confront the historical trauma of their tribal ancestors, analyze the multigenerational traumatic effects, and formulate capacity-building and healing initiatives for individual tribal members and for their tribe as a whole—thus strengthening both cultural identity and self-determination.