Lamenting the Victims of Residential Boarding Schools: A Follow-Up Educational Event Monday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at ECM (904 Sunset Ave) with hopes to livestream on the ECM at K-State Facebook page
As we begin Native American Heritage Month, join members of the K-State and Manhattan community for an important conversation about our shared history. Dr. Debra Bolton (Ohkay Owingeh/Diné/Ute) and Dr. Melissa Poll (Settler) from the K-State Indigenous Faculty & Staff Alliance will lead a conversation to help us all learn more about the atrocities committed against Indigenous children in residential boarding schools and the wider context of genocide and white supremacy surrounding these acts.
Dr. Bolton is Director of Intercultural Learning and Academic Success for KSU. She studies health and well-being in refugee populations and in historically excluded identities in terms of equity and belonging. Also, she studies identity development in underrepresented and dominant populations. Dr. Poll's research looks at equity in Indigenous/Settler collaborations on Turtle Island. Much of her work takes place in Canada. She freelances as an Equity and Inclusion Dramaturge, too.