Native View: Boarding Schools - Closing Comments

Each panel member talks about their perspective on boarding schools.

Boarding schools were, and still are, a means of educating Native American children. The schools, however, have changed significantly over the decades with the Wahpeton Indian School in the forefront of preserving, rather than eliminating, Indian culture and traditions.

The Turtle Mountain Chippewa (Ojibwa) Tribe and Prairie Public did a series of programs on topics relevant to life on the Turtle Mountain Reservation, hosted by Pam Belgarde. The series portrayed a variety of aspects of Native American life to the public, both Indian and non-Indian, including tradition, art, music, government, gaming, health, education, and economic development.

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Bob Dambach (Executive Producer), Joyce Burr (Producer), Pam Belgrade (Host), Mike Trosman (Managing Producer), Deb Piper (Producer/Director), Sherri Narranjo (Floor Director), Mike Armstrong (Audio), Paige Anderson, Jeff Bachmeier, Travis Jensen (Camera Operators), Steve Borman (Editor), Rochelle Siems (Graphic Design), Mark Sanderson (Video Engineering)


“Native View” Prairie Public and Turtle Mountain Chippewa 1993

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