Warriors Return

Warriors Return

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Julius Tulley, a Native American veteran, discusses his experiences after his service while his mother listens in the documentary “Warriors Return.” 

Photo/Peter Williams

Navajo warriors continue to fight for their homeland even today as members of the United States armed forces. This means they are also faced with challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder when returning home.

Dine (Navajo) people have called the United States their home since long before it became the "land of the free." They continue to serve to protect their native land in major wars ranging from WWII to conflict in Iraq. Despite their bravery, they are faced with a far more personal battle upon their return home.

Like many other veterans, those hailing from Navajo lands have been forced to cope with the aftermath of war in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Becuase of rural locality, these veterans have a difficult time recieving appropriate care for this debilitating condition. Warriors Return highlights this struggle, and airs on WXXI World on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8 p.m.

This presentation of Warriors Return is also a part of VETERANS CONNECTIONS programming on WXXI-WORLD. To draw awareness to the issues of local veterans, WXXI and the Little Theatre convened a Veterans Affairs Task Force to identify the most pressing needs and issues facing veterans and their families in the Greater Rochester area and to make recommendations about ways that WXXI/Little programming and outreach can help address those needs. Learn More:http://wxxi.org/veterans