Judy Atkinson: Reflecting on Historical Trauma and its Consequences

“I can talk for ever on this. I have been standing up and talking about this for 25 years. In Queensland, out at the Cape communities, in the Kimberleys, through the Territory, in South Australia, in New South Wales. Transgenerational trauma … it’s like nobody wants to hear.”

Judy touches on a variety of issues relating to transgenerational, or historical, trauma during this selected part of her talk (from 10’41” until 20’15”). She is a powerful speaker and describes many shocking events resulting from colonisation. A variety of other important matters are discussed in the rest of the talk.

Joe Solanto: Intergenerational Trauma Amongst First Nations People of Canada