The HOPE (Healing For Our People Everywhere) Conference, April 13-15, Missoula

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
By Julie Saylor

CONTACT: Elrae Potts 

PHONE: (406) 829-9515


Registration details and materials can be accessed at


For too long, generations of voiceless victims of child sexual trauma have suffered silently throughout Indian Country. The epidemic of sexual trauma and sexual abuse is well documented and yet remains prevalent among Native people. The urgency is now to address this issue from a culturally appropriate perspective. In response to the necessary call to action to end this plague in Indian Country, the 2nd Annual HOPE Conference will be held at The Holiday Inn – Downtown and the University of Montana at Missoula April 13-15, 2011. The purpose of the conference is to address and mitigate the issue of child sexual trauma within Native communities, and to bring to light this epidemic which has torn at the fabric of Indian Country communities for generations. The Conference will focus on the PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE of this issue. ...

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