Teach-In: Impacts and History of Native American Boarding Schools

Presentations will be available in person in Imholte Hall 109 and via Zoom webinar; please register in advance if participating by Zoom. Face coverings are required indoors in all campus buildings.
Zoom Registration Webinar for Teach-in: z.umn.edu/UMNMorrisTeachIn2021

9:15 a.m. Welcome, Grounding, Introductions to the Day
Janet Ericksen, Acting Chancellor, UMN Morris
Karen Diver, Senior Advisor to the UMN President Native American Affairs
Circle of Nations Indigenous Association student(s), UMN Morris

9:30-10 a.m. "The Morris Indian School in the Bigger Picture: Boarding Schools in the United States”
Kevin Whalen ’08, Associate Professor of History and NAIS, UMN Morris

10-10:30 a.m. “Contexts and Methodologies for Understanding American Indian Burials”
Dylan Goetsch ’16, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

10:30-10:40 a.m. Break

10:40-11:10 a.m. “Impact & Trauma of Boarding Schools on Our Youth Today”
Jennifer Simon ’03, Director of Indian Education for Minneapolis Public Schools, UMN Morris American Indian Advisory Committee

11:10-11:40 a.m. “Finding the Children: Tekakwitha and Carlisle”
Dianne Desrosiers ’05, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

11:45 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Keynote session: The Seven Generations of Indigenous Education at Morris
Matthew Villeneuve, Assistant Professor of History and NAIS, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Please RSVP for lunch—https://forms.gle/WFDEu7bkpRwHhV6D8)
Student Center, Oyate Hall

1:45 - 2.15 p.m. Closing Fire outside Education Building
Gabe Desrosiers ’05, UMN Morris Lecturer, American Indian Languages and Culture

Saturday, November 6 at 7:00am to 10:00pm

John Q. Imholte Hall, 2950
600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267

Event Type

Presentation, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



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