This Fe University class will focus on the United States federal government school system for Indigenous children, with emphasis on the boarding school on the Lac du Flambeau reservation. The class meets Mondays, November 7 and 14 from 9am to 12 noon. The instructor is Chris Tiles and includes a tour of the boys dormitory at the Lac du Flambeau Government Boarding School.
The class will cover the history of the school system, how the schools were run, the ongoing impact on the children and Indigenous communities both historically and in present generations. The class will also cover the current government recognition of the historical trauma resulting from the devastation by the boarding schools, and most importantly the resilience of the community in recent decades toward revitalizing language and culture, as well as public outreach.
This class is offered in partnership with the Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl. We are pleased to offer complimentary tuition for Lac du Flambeau tribal members. (Please contact us for details.)