Monday, November 8, 2010
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Lecture One: America's First Children
November 8, 2010
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall
Rose Ignacio - Navajo Nation
T. Carter - President GMU Native American Alumni Association, MA, History, 2007
Rose Ignacio is dedicated to improving the conditions of today’s Native American children and inspiring them to learn about their heritage, language, and culture while living in the 21st Century. During her time with us, Ms. Ignacio will tell her poignant story about growing up on a reservation and her determination to “build a bridge” for this generation.
Ms. Carter will discuss the historic trauma created by early Native Americanboarding schools - starting with Carlyle Indian School, Carlyle Pennsylvania - and the lasting impact on generations of Native American children and their families. This moving presentation will include music by Cochise Anderson, a selection from the Steven Spielberg mini-series “Into the West”, and an opportunity for question & answer/discussion.
Working passionately as a researcher and an activist, Ms. Carter is President of the Native American Alumni Group, at George Mason University
Hosted by Child Development Center.