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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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August 27th 2012:Native Americans: When Genocide Meets the 21th Century

What is “Up Heartbreak Hill”, and why should we care? What really happens when Native American teens feel torn between going to cities and staying with their family? Today, US history books dare not portray 1492 as the beginning of the genocide of Native peoples. How do we sort out living post genocide in the US? Recovery is a grueling pain filled process. But many US citizens are proud to say ‘I have a little Indian in me’. How does that sounds to Native Americans? Were all forced “Indian Boarding Schools” total failures? What images come to mind when thinking of Native Americans? Is ou

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Shirley K. Sneve

Shirley K. Sneve is the Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications, whose mission is to share Native stories with the world that represent the experiences, values, and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives. She moved to Nebraska from Amherst, MA, where she was director of Arts Extension Service, a national arts service organization, based at the University of Massachusetts. Shirley Sneve (Rosebud Sioux) has been with NAPT for eight years. She was a founder of Northern Plains Tribal Arts Show, the Oyate Trail cultural tourism byway, and the Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates. She started her career as a producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She s
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