Patricia Saulis- Intergenerational Knowledge: Residential Schools

Patricia Saulis- Intergenerational Knowledge: Residential Schools

Wednesday, 23 June 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30pm EDT | Virtual

MIT Medical Community Innovation Fund / Institute Community & Equity Office


Join 2020-21 MLK Scholar Patricia Saulis and a panel of Indigenous experts, alumni, and community members in telling the stories of survivors and descendants of the practice that forced Indigenous children into state-and-church-run residential "schools."

Our session comes in the wake of the uncovering of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children, some as young as 3 years old, at the Residential School in Kamloops BC in early June. This session is meant to raise awareness and create understanding about the history and legacy of this forced separation - and what institutions can do to address issues of social and environmental justice for Tribal Nations in the United States and Canada.


J. Cedric Woods, PhD, Director, Institute for New England Native American Studies, UMass Boston


Patricia Saulis, MLK Scholar, Executive Director of the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council

Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine

Alivia Moore, Community organizer with Wabanaki REACH

Vaughn Charles Nicholas, survivor of Shubenacadie Indian Residential School in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Roger Paul, MIT course 24, Wabanaki Languages teacher with the Penobscot Nation 

Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson, Associate Director of Intersections of Gender and an Associate Professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies at UAlberta

This session will be recorded and ASL interpretation will be present.