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Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie

Ms. Parsons-Yazzie from the AZ Humanities Council will present a program on Indian boarding schools, “Boarded Up: Social and Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era.” This presentation will impart a social interpretation of how life among Indian Nations began to change due to the plight American Indian people were forced into in the name of education. Children were placed in a boarding school and not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture.  This presentation is from an American Indian perspective.
Dr. Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie is a Professor Emeritus at Northern Arizona University. Retiring after teaching for 24 years, Evangeline became a writer of novels and short stories. She wrote a novel based upon the Navajo Long Walk that tells the story of a Navajo family and their struggles.  She also wrote a book of stories and poems with her daughter. Evangeline is a Navajo woman, originally from Hardrock on the Navajo Reservation.


May 15th 10:30 am
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