Cruel Culture

zinn“When a mother is forced to choose between the child and the culture, there is something abhorrently cruel and unconsidered about that culture. A culture that requires harm to one’s soul in order to follow the cultures prescriptions is a very sick culture indeed. This ‘culture’ can be the one a woman lives in, but more damning yet, it can be the one she carries around and complies with within her own mind…..” — Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes


By Laramie

I do not blog here as often as I do at Lara Hentz on wordpress. I blog weekly but am on hiatus until May.

This blog you are reading is about my research.

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Healing the Legacy of the Boarding Schools 1879-2009

On May 16th 2009, White  Bison began a 40-day, 6800 mile cross-country journey to present and former Indian School sites.  It’s goal is to promote awareness, dialogue and forgiveness among Native peoples for the historical trauma of the Indian Boarding School Era which began in 1879.

Find out more about this journey.

Journey Dates and Sites

(Click on map or the links below for more information on the Journey sites – opens new window)
May 16th, 2009
Chemawa Indian School – Salem, OR
May 17th, 2009
Warm Springs Agency Boarding School – Warm Springs, OR
May 19th, 2009
Fort Hall Indian Boarding School – Fort Hall, ID
May 21st, 2009
St. Stephens High School – Riverton, WY
May 24th, 2009
Stewart Indian School – Carson City, NV
May 26th, 2009
Sherman Indian School – Riverside, CA
May 27th, 2009
Phoenix Indian School – Phoenix, AZ
May 31st, 2009
Albuquerque Indian School – Albuquerque, NM
June 2nd, 2009
Concho Indian School, El Reno, OK-Not a public event
June 3rd, 2009
Riverside Indian School – Anadarko, OK
June 4th, 2009
Sequoyah High School – Tahlequah, OK
June 5th, 2009
Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence, KS
June 6th, 2009
Genoa Indian Industrial School – Genoa, NE – Not a public event
June 8th, 2009
Rapid City, SD
June 9th, 2009
Morris Indian School – Morris, MN – Not a public event
June 10th, 2009
White Earth Indian School – White Earth, MN
June 11th, 2009
Red Lake Indian School – Red Lake, MN
June 12th, 2009
Leech Lake Indian School – Cass Lake, MN
June 14th, 2009
Lac du Flambeau Boarding School – Lac du Flambeau, WI
June 15th, 2009
Oneida Indian Boarding School – Oneida, WI
June 17th, 2009
Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial School – Mt. Pleasant, MI
June 19th, 2009
Thomas Indian School – Gowanda, NY
June 21st, 2009
Carlisle Indian School – Carlisle, PA
June 24th, 2009
National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, D.C



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