The communities of Saint John’s and Saint Benedict’s have been and continue to be transformed by their interactions with Native and Indigeneous peoples. In 2017, CSB/SJU faculty and students including professor Ted Gordon, Regina Therchik and Kateri Heymans began conducting research into pathways to success for Native students. Their ongoing research both looked back at the history of CSB and SJU, and informed new initiatives such as the 2019 Peace Studies Conference on Native resilience.
To learn more about this research, listen to a podcast featuring Ted Gordon, Regina Therchik and Sofie Koloski from the CSB/SJU Becoming Community initiative or see this presentation by Ted Gordon and Belen Benway at Northern Michigan University.
Alternative spring break/Red lake hospital
For more information on the movement from assimilation to revitalization, see
From Assimilation to Revitalization at CSB/SJU, panel discussion at the 2019 Peace Studies Conference.
Treuer, D. (2019). The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : Native America from 1890 to the present. New York: Riverhead Books.
Bancroft, D., & Wittstock, L. (2013). We are still here : A photographic history of the American Indian Movement. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press.