Thursday, November 3, 2011

How can we heal the legacy of Indian Boarding Schools?

How can we facilitate healing from the legacy of the US Government's Indian Boarding Schools? On the next Your Call, we'll speak with the filmmaker of "The Thick Dark Fog" about one Lakota man's trauma and recovery. The Canadian Government has set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help people tell their stories and heal. There's also a commission in the state of Maine. What do you think the U.S. government should do to help native people heal from the abuses that they suffered in boarding schools? Join us at 10 or email It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Randy Vasquez, director of The Thick Dark Fog, part of the 36th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco

Marilyn St. Germaine, a member of the Blackfeet/ Cree Tribe from Montana who was sent to government boarding school as a child

Denise Alvater, lead organizer of the Maine Tribal-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this show. It was very special.

Anonymous said...

This is enough to break anyone's heart.
We have been aptly named "The United States of Amnesia." Our past and its effects are too painful to bear sometimes.
Remembering will bring tears, but they are the holy, cleansing, and healing kind, shed for others.
Thanks for this vital show.