HISTORICAL GRIEF AND TRAUMA
HISTORICAL GRIEF AND TRAUMA IS A LOSS OF:
- Land - 65% of Swain County lost to the National Park
- Language- Our heritage
- Identity - The federal government attempted to erase our very existence affecting an estimated 6000 Swain
- Heritage - The way we lived - A self-sufficient way of life
- Spiritual Belief - Trust, Family and Values - The government attempted to erase family roots
- Trust - We have lost faith in our own federal government.