Stories of trauma, lost lives and erased connections to culture from the era of Native boarding schools have rippled out globally in recent weeks. Those forced separations ended long ago, but the effects on people and tribal communities continue. What’s the best way forward for achieving a well-rounded education without losing the cultural foundations that help young people thrive?
HOST: Lori Townsend
- Paul Ongtooguk, former director of Alaska Native Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
- Lynda Prince, Social Studies teacher, Bartlett High School
LINKS & RESOURCES:
- ‘I thought my name was my number’: Survivors recount Alaska boarding school experience
- 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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