Colorful Colorado

Film Screening: Indian School


Film Screening: Indian School
Not Rated - Documentary

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Indian School: A Survivor’s Story. During the late 19th and 20th centuries, across the United States and Canada, the federal government habitually required Native American children to residential boarding schools. Beginning with Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania (1879), the goal was assimilation. The motto was, “Kill the Indian to save the man.” There were 519 schools in the U.S. and 126 in Canada.
Indian boarding schools routinely subjected children, some as young as four, to emotional and spiritual abuse, corporal punishment and worse. The students’ alienation from their families resulted in a loss of culture, language, ritual and spirituality; which in turn led to inter-generational trauma and thus exacerbated the post-traumatic stress disorder in many Native families today.

This film, from the victim’s own voices, details the boarding school experience.

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