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Reclaiming My Family's Story: Cultural Trauma & Indigenous Ways of Knowing


This presentation is an Indigenous autoethnographic study of a family’s story of survival through the Native American boarding school system. Although this project was in a part an academic exercise, it was also an effort to reclaim pieces of a family’s experience that was purposefully silenced and erased from mainstream hegemonic nationalist narratives. Speaker: Melissa Beard Jacob, PhD | Intercultural Specialist, Native American and Indigenous Student Initiatives, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center | The Ohio State University

This video is presented in partnership with Ohio State Newark Earthworks Center, American Indian Studies, and the Department of History.

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Posted April 6, 2021.

[A transcript of this podcast is available here.]