Tribal child welfare staff working within the Midwest Region of the BIA, please feel free to join us for a free training on February 9, 2021.  We are spending time with Sandy WhiteHawk, First Nations Repatriation Institute and Dr. Priscilla Day, UMD for a screening of the movie "Dawnland" and discussion to follow.  *If you do not work for a Tribal agency or BIA agency, please email Rita Hart at: [email protected] or Jeri Jasken at: [email protected] for permission to register for this training.   

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Poster for film screening and discussion held on February 9, 2021 for the movie Dawnland. A story of stolen children and cultural survival: inside the first truth, healing & reconciliation commission for Native Americans.
They were forced to assimilate into white society: children ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Can reconciliation help heal the scars from childhoods lost? Dawnland is the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation's first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission, which investigated the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on the Wabanaki people.
Sandy serves on the Wabanaki Truth, Healing, And Reconciliation Commission.  As such, she's journeyed with the Wabanaki through the process of reconciliation and will share the story of the healing power this type of work holds for Indigenous people.  This is the second in a series of training presented by the Tribal Training and Certification Partnership, in collaboration with Menominee Nation and the Midwest Region BIA.