The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

The story of 18-year-old Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel illustrates the effect of intergenerational trauma, specifically, how his grandmother’s experience as a Native Alaskan sent to a government boarding school, where she faced cultural annihilation and physical abuse, affected her daughter and grandson.  Sam eventually attended a private school which supported his learning style and cultural identity and has become an advocate for Alaska Native youth.  To listen to the podcast, click here.

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