Last month, a group of middle school students from the American Horse School on the Oglala Lakota Nation left a hockey game after a group of fans allegedly assaulted the students with beer and racial slurs. Authorities are currently investigating the incident. Some suggest the acts were hate crimes or even child abuse. Tensions are running high and many are asking what can be done to protect our Native children from such hate. Do you talk to the children in your life about racism? What can be done to help our young people deal with racism and heal after it enters their lives?
Justin Poor Bear (Oglala Lakota) school board member at the American Horse School and parent of children who attended the hockey game
Dr. Gloria J Coats-Kitsopoulos (Oglala Lakota) superintendent of the American Horse School
Suzanne White Lance (Oglala Lakota) business manager of the American Horse School and parent to student at the hockey game
Kade Ferris (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) co-founder of UnityND