Screening of “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience”

Lecture Series

November 12, 2013


Assembly Hall

During the Boarding School Era, Native American children were forcibly removed from their homes and placed into boarding schools. Interviewees explain how this past trauma continues to negatively impact their emotional and physical health today and contribute to urgent social problems. To help heal this historical trauma, Native Americans are reclaiming their spiritual and cultural identity. In the documentary, an Ojibwa Firekeeper demonstrates the ancient healing ceremony of the Sacred Fire and Native American businessmen, journalists, artists and youth advocates share how they use ancestral teachings to foster diversity and creativity as well as to educate and initiate social change.


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This event is free and open to the public.


Presented by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series, the Chicago Public Schools American Indian Education Program, the Chicago Kateri Center, Citywide American Indian Education Council, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.


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