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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Operation Firefly: Bringing Our Relatives Home

Event Date
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 03:00PM

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe was one of the first tribes in the country selected to participate in the Defending Childhood Initiative, raising awareness about children’s exposure to violence. When a youth group born out of this initiative visited the Carlisle Indian School, a government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania whose mission was to strip the students from their traditions and replace them with European culture, several years ago, they were shocked to see Sicangu names on some of the headstones in the cemetery. They wanted to bring their relatives home and thus began a long journey of repatriation to identify, remove and re-bury the remains of at least 10 Native American children who died more than a century ago at Carlisle Indian school.

This webinar will feature a presentation by advocates from the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society (WBCWS) and members of the WBCWS youth group as they share their powerful story, a story that speaks to the roots of violence, especially intimate partner violence, in Native communities and the strength, courage and vision of youth in promoting health and healing.

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Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center