When European colonists arrived, their ancestors had been here for about 14, 000 years.
Around 18 million Indigenous were custodians of North America.
Today there are just over 5 million with over 204 million White & over 46 million Black Americans.
This “story of unique arc of trauma,” now beginning to be told, needs “a wise and compassionate Native writer who soon will.”
From My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem, #HowWeHeal Book Club Selection, 2nd Tuesdays, February through November, 6 to 7 pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers Metrocenter