"A Child of the Indian Race: A Story of Return"

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Mon, 02/06/2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

 

In the first half-hour, Tiokasin welcomes Sandra White Hawk. Sandra is the author of "A Child of the Indian Race: A Story of Return," published in December 2022 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Sandra is a Sicangu Lakota adoptee from the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. She is the Founder and Director of First Nations Repatriation Institute. First Nations Repatriation Institute is the first organization of its kind whose goal it is to create a resource for First Nations people impacted by foster care or adoption to return home, reconnect and reclaim their identity. The Institute also serves as a resource to enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners who serve First Nations people. Sandra organizes Truth Healing Reconciliation Community Forums that bring together adoptees/fostered individuals and their families and professionals with the goal to identify post adoption issues and to identify strategies that will prevent removal of First Nations children. She has also initiated an ongoing support group for adoptees and birth relatives in the Twin Cities Area. Sandra is the Director of Healing Programs at the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is an Indian Child Welfare Consultant and is a Trainer for the Tribal Training Certificate Participation Program, University of Duluth, Minnesota.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin speaks with Aymar Accopacatty. Aymar is an intercultural artist and museum textile conservator. Aymar is a lifelong student of his Indigenous Aymara heritage, in honor of his Native community of Qullana Socca, Puno, Per.

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