Why Indian Boarding Schools are Still Relevant

The NE-HEALING program in the UNMC College of Public Health, will host a book presentation for Native American Heritage Month.(NAHM)

Book presentation "Stinging Rosaries: The History, the Unforgiveable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors" by Native author, Denise Lajimodiere. 

Denise is an enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota. She has been involved in education for forty-four years as an Elementary teacher, Principal, and professor, earning her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees from University of North Dakota.

Dr. Lajimodiere is a retired Associate Professor from the School of Education, Ed. Leadership program, North Dakota State University, Fargo. She is one of the founders of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (N-NABS-HC). Denise is a poet – Dragonfly Dance; Thunderbird; Bitter Tears; His Feathers Were Chains; Children’s book author, Josie Dances, and academic book author, Stringing Rosaries: The History, The Unforgivable, The Healing of Northern Plains Boarding School Survivors. Denise is a traditional Jingle Dress dancer, Ojibwe Birch Bark Biting artist, and lives in a cozy cottage by a lake on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation

Tuesday, November 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Michael F Sorrell Center For Health Science Education, Room 4053 42nd and, Emile St, Omaha, NE 68198

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Public


College of Public Health



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