Our 2019 webinar series features 10-episodes to educate audiences about the history, impacts, and healing of U.S. Indian boarding school experiences.
This series is for listeners in tribal governance, education, philanthropy, and community organizing to gain vital knowledge about this important part of American history and how it continues to affect us today.
Part 1: Boarding School Histories and Storytelling
February 7, 2019: Truth in History: Federal Indian Boarding Schools in the U.S.
Christine Diindiisi McCleave, M.A. (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) Executive Officer, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition-
March 21, 2019: American Indian Boarding Schools: Disease, Death, and the National Archives
Preston McBride, M.A. (Comanche, unenrolled) Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Los Angeles
April 19, 2019: Boarding School Generations
Dr. Brenda Child (Red Lake Ojibwe) Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
May 2, 2019: American Indian Boarding School Stories from the 19th and 20th Centuries
Dr. K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Mvskoke/Creek, unenrolled) Professor, Arizona State University
June 6, 2019: Historical Trauma and Healing
Dr. Roberta Paul (Nez Perce) Retired Director, Native American Health Sciences at Washington State University Spokane
Part 2: Boarding School Impacts and Healing Initiatives
August 8, 2019: Mindful Decolonization, Healthy Ancestral Lifestyles, and the Medicine Wheel: A new holistic approach to healing trauma and transforming well-being
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird (Three Affiliated Tribes) Dean and Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
September 5, 2019: Thinking Beyond a Few Bad Actors: Colonialism and Catholic Sex Abuse in Indian Country
Kathleen Hollscher, Professor, University of New Mexico
October 4, 2019: The Boarding School and Adoption Eras: Intergenerational Impacts of Child Removal
Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe) Executive Director, NABS; and Sandy White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) Executive Director, First Nations Repatriation Institute
November 7, 2019: Repurposing Boarding Schools for Education and Healing: The Mt. Pleasant Indian Boarding School in Saginaw, MI
Shannon Martin (Ojibwe and Gun Lake Pottawatomie) Executive Director, Ziibiwing Center; and Willie Johnson (Saginaw Chippewa) Curator, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
December 11, 2019: Truth and Healing Initiatives
Liz Medicine Crow (Tlingit and Haida) President and CEO, First Alaskans Institute