SXSW 2023

US Indian Boarding Schools: The Stolen Generations


Moderated by Decolonizing Wealth Project Principal Edgar Villanueva (Lumbee)–and featuring National Native American Boarding Schools Healing Coalition CEO Deborah Parker (Tulalip), IllumiNative CEO Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation), and a representative from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs– this conversation uncovers the history of Native American Boarding Schools where, from 1869 to the 1960s, the U.S. government and churches forcibly sent hundreds of thousands of Native children to undergo cultural cleansing and mass genocide. This all-Native American panel of experts and leaders will unpack the first-ever federal investigation into the schools, and discuss the truth and healing process and the impact of this dark history on race, identity and equity today.

Date and time
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Location details
Austin, TX