Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories is the re-installation of the long-running â€śBoarding School Exhibitâ€ť at the Heard Museum. Since opening in 2000, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience has become the Heard Museumâ€™s most thematically powerful exhibition. Over the past two decades interest in American Indian boarding schools and scholarship about the subject has increased. It is a story that must continue to be shared and one that is central to remembering the nationâ€™s past and understanding its present.
Brenda Child, Ph. D., (Red Lake Ojibwe) professor and chair, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota
Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Ph. D., (Hopi) professor, Department of History and American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Ph. D., (Mvskoke/Creek nation, unenrolled) Distinguished Scholar of Indigenous Education, Center for Indian Education, and professor in the School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
Jon Reyhner, Ed. D., professor, Department of Educational Specialties, Northern Arizona University
Charles M. Roessel, Ph. D., (DinĂ©) President, DinĂ© College
Patty Talahongva, (Hopi) curator, Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center
Louellyn White (Akwesasne Mohawk), associate professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Moderated by K. Tsianina Lomawaima
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Legacies of American Indian Boarding Schools
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
New Directions in American Indian Education