We Remember: Interpreting Native American Boarding School History


In this session, Bobbi Rahder, Museum Director, Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum; Stephen Curley, Director of Digital Archives, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition; Shannon Martin, Director, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and Lorene Sisquoc, Cultural Traditions Leader/Museum Director, Sherman Indian Museum, share how they are honoring and sharing the stories of boarding school students through museum exhibitions and programming. The panel describes methods for presenting the truth about cultural genocide and how this can help families and communities heal from the intergenerational trauma. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019.