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Dawnland Documentary Screen
May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding for a screening of the acclaimed documentary Dawnland, a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children and the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Purchase tickets online here.
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.
Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.
● Anthony Melting Tallow (Blackfoot Nation of Siksika, Alberta, Canada), visual artist, public speaker, and Indigenous social justice advocate
● Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., learning director for Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Dodd Research Center at UConn.