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Reclaiming My Family’s Story: Cultural Trauma and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

This presentation is an Indigenous autoethnographic study of a family’s story of survival through the Native American boarding school system. Although this project was in a part an academic exercise, it was also an effort to reclaim pieces of a family’s experience that was purposefully silenced and erased from mainstream hegemonic nationalist narratives.

It is presented in partnership with Ohio State Newark Earthworks Center, American Indian Studies and the Department of History.

Featured speaker:

  • Melissa Beard Jacob, PhD, Intercultural Specialist, Native American and Indigenous Student Initiatives, Office of Student Life Multicultural Center

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this webinar, please contact Clara Davison at or 614-688-1214. Requests made two weeks before an event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet all requests.

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