Legacies: Native Americans and Boarding Schools

Come watch the documentary And Our Mothers Cried, and be inspired by Amanda Cobb-Greetham’s research on on resiliency within boarding school communities. Learn how you can join in a service project for children currently attending a boarding school.

This lecture is part of Norman Cultural Connection’s Compassion Around the World lecture series and is made possible with support from the Chickasaw Nation.

Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Professor and Department Chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Director of the Native Nations Center, won the American Book Award for Listening to Our Grandmothers’ Stories: The Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females.

For our service project, we are raising funds for toiletries, shoes, and hoodies for students at Riverside Indian School. The students range from fourth to twelfth grade. You can donate through the Facebook link, our website, or by mailing a check to PO Box 1201, Norman, OK 73070; please note that your donations are for Riverside. We will also collect items (only new items, please) at our building, 1017 Elm Avenue, on Saturday, December 1, 10:00-1:00.