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Power Podcast for Justice Episode 1: Resistance, Resilience, and Triumph through Historical Trauma

In this inaugural episode, Kenn and Dr. Linda are joined by Dr. Janelle Palacios, who shares her thoughts on resistance, resilience, and triumph through historical trauma. Dr. Palacios is a practicing nurse midwife in northern California and a consultant working to help people understand how history shapes maternal and infant outcomes, particularly among Native American people. Janelle is Salish and Kootenai and was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana.

During Episode 1, Dr. Linda, Kenn, and Janelle discuss historical trauma – why it is important to address, how it impacts communities and drives disparities, and how it manifests in individuals and in communities – as well as what resilience and triumph look like. They discuss what it will take to achieve justice.