The recent discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a residential school in Canada has prompted discussion, grief and memories of past trauma here in Alaska. Thousands of Alaska Native children were sent to boarding schools in and outside the state. The effects of forced assimilation continues to impact the lives of Native people.
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Jim Aqpayuk LaBelle, boarding school survivor & board member, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
- Fred John, Jr., boarding school survivor
- Paul Ongtooguk, former director of Alaska Native Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
LINKS & RESOURCES:
- National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
- Resources for Self-Care and Trauma
- Alaska Department of Education and Early Development: Trauma-Engaged Schools
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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