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The Spirit Survives: The Boarding School Experience Then and Now | Dovie Thomason
Storyteller Dovie Thomason (Lakota/Kiowa Apache) explores a tragic chapter in our nation’s history. For decades the First Nations of North America suffered the loss of their children to government boarding schools. Thomason introduces her listeners to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania and its profound and broad-reaching impact on Indian and non-Indian people. She shades this history with personal memoir, biography of indigenous activists and culture keepers of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the impact of boarding schools on Indian people today.
Space is limited; registration required.