Topic: Assimilation

The Dance of My Soul: Adopted into a white family

The Dance of My Soul, a personal story by Janelle Black Owl, an enrolled member of The Three Affiliated Tribes of ND (Hidatsa and Mandan) and a member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate-Lower Brule Tribe. Inside of you is a story...that the world needs to hear. We value your voice and would love to give it […]

Indian Boarding Schools: Assassination of a Culture

Indian Boarding Schools: Anglo-American Cultural Terrorism “kill the Indian, save the man.”   “Sexual Trauma: One Legacy of the Boarding School Era” by Ruth Hopkins Every American Indian alive today has been affected by the policy of assimilation implemented by the United States government in centuries past. Under the guise of Manifest Destiny, European invaders […]

Cultural Genocide Survivor Walking The Red Road

A Personal Story of a Modern Day Cultural Genocide Survivor by Wayne William Snellgrove My name is Wayne William Snellgrove. The story I wish to share with you is about the pain of being stolen from my mother at birth and the harsh reality of being “assimilated” into white culture with damning results. And finally, […]
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