Wisdom of Trauma- Public Screening, Everyone is Welcome!

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Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.


I am excited to announce that the University of MN Extension-American Indian Resource and Resiliency team is hosting a couple of public screening events in August for the film called ‘The Wisdom of Trauma’.

Trauma impacts us all and this documentary helps us to understand the ways in which it shows up in addiction and other ways in our life. Join in on the conversation as we invite the community to support each other as we learn and understand more about trauma together. Everyone is welcome.

This is a free event and food will be provided. It’s important that you register by scanning the QR code on the flyer attached or at the following link: z.umn.edu/wisdomoftrauma The film is about 90mins long with discussion afterwards.

We are also looking for businesses and organizations who would like to support the event to show what type of services they offer when it comes to treatment for addictions, counseling services, and overall wellness and healing. We will provide them with a vendor table for the event. Please contact me for more details and to be put on the list.

Screening locations:

Nett Lake Government Center: August 16th– daytime showing, 11am to 2pm

Fortune Bay Casino: August 16th– evening showing, 5pm to 8pm

Grand Casino Hinckley: August 24th, 5pm to 8pm

Grand Casino Mille Lacs: August 25th, 5pm to 8pm

Please share with your friends, family, and community! Miigwetch!


Briana Matrious
University of MN Extension
Tribal Community Facilitator
Cell: 612-532-8927

Email: matrious[at]umn.edu

Learn more and print or share the event flyer by clicking on the links below:


WOT Event (3).pdf

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