WELCOME INDIGENOUS “NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN” COMMUNITY
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By livelife at 2010-08-31
THIS DOCUMENTARY TELLS WHY NA -INDIAN COUNTRY LANGUAGE IS LOST AND MUCH MORE.....
Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School
is a story about the travesty of Indian boarding schools. The film details the literal stripping of American Indian culture from the Native children who attended them who are now adults to tell the battle against and the victory over the boarding school monster is told by educators, former and current students who were interviewed at Carlisle; Sherman Indian School, Riverside, Calif.; Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah, Okla.; Anchorage, Alaska; and other locations.
When it began in 1879, the philosophy of the Indian boarding school system was “to kill the Indian and save the man,” the mission statement of Captain Richard Henry Pratt, founder and superintendent of Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania until 1904.
Jim Thorpe (Sauk and Fox), the iconic hero survived the boarding school system. Grace Thorpe (Sauk and Fox), his daughter, in her last interview before she passed away on April 4, 2008, discusses boarding school experiences in the new documentary.
“The Bureau of Indian Affairs committed these acts against the children entrusted to its boarding schools, BRUTALIZING THEM EMOTIONALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY, PHYSICALLY, SEXUALLY and SPIRITUALLY.
So many of the maladies suffered today in Indian country result from the failures of this agency. Poverty, ignorance and disease have been the product of this agency’s work.
WHEN THE TRUTH CAME OUT IN THE HEADLINES OF CHILDREN BEING MOLESTED FROM THE PRIEST HOODS, IT WAS NO SURPRIZE TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. NO ONE WANTED TO LISTEN TO THE TRUTH FROM NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN, IT'S SAD MANY MORE THOUSANDS OF NON INDIGENOUS CHILDREN HAD TO SUFFER AS WELL...
WE ALL NEED A HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY PEOPLE AND PROTECT OUR ANIMALS IN HONOR OF MOTHER EARTH!
ENJOY AND I WISH YOU LONGEVITY
Sep 02, 2010, 14:56:21
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