From 1819 to 1969, 408 federal boarding schools for Native Americans operated across 37 states or territories, including five in Michigan. Join Patricia Shackleton, executive director of the Anishinaabegamig Cultural Learning Center, to learn about the education of Indian children and the Dawes Act. The program will examine the Indian experience, health education, the welfare of the Indian child at boarding school and the child’s daily routine. From this history, learn of the many sad consequences that resulted from the Dawes Act, including how, today, Indian health markers are severe and critical.
This is the first program in the series titled Voices of Indigenous Peoples for Community and Healing. Special thanks to our partner Kent District Library (KDL).