Oct 9

The Continuing Impact of Government Boarding Schools on Generations of Native Americans

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium

Contact: Voices: A Library Lecture Series | (518) 629-7336

2019-10-09 13:0:00 2019-10-09 13:50:00 America/New_York The Continuing Impact of Government Boarding Schools on Generations of Native Americans https://www.hvcc.edu/calendar/2019/10/the-continuing-impact-of-government-boarding-schools-on-generations-of-native-americans.html Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium Voices: A Library Lecture Series editor@hvcc.edu

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“Kill the Indian. Save the man.” Six words were the motto of the first off-reservation government boarding school established in 1879 that served as a model for schools that followed. The U.S. government made Native people abandon their languages, renounce their traditions and way of life in an attempt to “civilize” them and make them like the dominant culture.

Educator and performing artist Matoaka Little Eagle will describe how this forced assimilation impacted Native Americans, and influenced social perspectives, government policies, economics and more. “Native people are still here. We are dynamic and resilient,” she affirms.