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Marsha Small and Finding the Voices of Indigenous Boarding School Students

August 05, 2021 Dr. Farina King & Sarah Newcomb Season 1 Episode 2
Marsha Small and Finding the Voices of Indigenous Boarding School Students
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Marsha Small and Finding the Voices of Indigenous Boarding School Students
Aug 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
Dr. Farina King & Sarah Newcomb

Join us for our conversation with guest Marsha Small, who is Tsististas (Northern Cheyenne), as she speaks to us about the unmarked graves of children at boarding schools across the nation. She discusses her work in identifying the graves with ground-penetrating radar, current projects, and answers questions about how to help Indigenous communities heal. 

She earned her M.A. from Montana State University. Since 2016, Marsha Small and Jarrod Burks have been conducting geophysical investigations to identify the locations of over 200 unmarked burials at the Chemawa Boarding School in Salem, Oregon. The school originally opened in 1880 and today is one of four remaining off-reservation boarding schools funded and operated by the federal Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).

Links mentioned in this episode:

https://boardingschoolhealing.org/

http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/news/18658/

More resources:

'Starting the truth-telling': Northern Cheyenne woman's search for indigenous children's remains taking on new significance

Indian Boarding Schools with Marsha Small | The Extreme History Project: The Dirt on the Past

Marsha Small, Tsististas (Northern Cheyenne)

A Keeper of Knowledge: A Voice for the Land and People

Show Notes

Join us for our conversation with guest Marsha Small, who is Tsististas (Northern Cheyenne), as she speaks to us about the unmarked graves of children at boarding schools across the nation. She discusses her work in identifying the graves with ground-penetrating radar, current projects, and answers questions about how to help Indigenous communities heal. 

She earned her M.A. from Montana State University. Since 2016, Marsha Small and Jarrod Burks have been conducting geophysical investigations to identify the locations of over 200 unmarked burials at the Chemawa Boarding School in Salem, Oregon. The school originally opened in 1880 and today is one of four remaining off-reservation boarding schools funded and operated by the federal Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).

Links mentioned in this episode:

https://boardingschoolhealing.org/

http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/news/18658/

More resources:

'Starting the truth-telling': Northern Cheyenne woman's search for indigenous children's remains taking on new significance

Indian Boarding Schools with Marsha Small | The Extreme History Project: The Dirt on the Past

Marsha Small, Tsististas (Northern Cheyenne)

A Keeper of Knowledge: A Voice for the Land and People