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Gunlogson Research Presentation to address boarding school history

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Denise Lajimodiere, NDSU assistant professor of educational leadership, is scheduled to present the Gunlogson Research Presentation titled “Bitter Tears” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at noon in the Memorial Union’s Arikara room.

Lajimodiere, who is a former elementary teacher and principal, will discuss the American Indian boarding school era and general boarding school history, along with sharing poems from her poetry books on the topic.

Her research includes interviewing survivors of the American Indian boarding school era. Other research interests include Native female leadership and Japanese Internment camps located on reservations during World War II. She is the president of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

The Gunlogson fund was established by a gift from G.B. Gunlogson’s charitable remainder trust. It supports scholarly work related to the publications and archives of the Institute for Regional Studies. The fund is jointly managed by the NDSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the NDSU Libraries to enhance NDSU's land-grant mission through institute projects that preserve North Dakota’s cultural heritage.

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