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MOORHEAD – The Fargo-Moorhead Indigenous Association, The FM Interfaith Center, Associates of the Presentation Sisters of Fargo, and Concordia College invite the local and regional community to an educational event to participate in what might be a difficult yet important conversation. “Bitter Tears: After Boarding School, In Mourning” will provide a foundational understanding of the American Indian Boarding School System to those who do not have direct, familial, or community boarding school experience.  We hope to encourage further learning, listening and action, as well as a willingness to participate in recognition, truth-telling, and healing. 

Bitter Tears: After Boarding School, In Mourning- A Free Online Event

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm 

Register at: (registration is limited to 150 participants)

The event will include a presentation from Dr. Denise Lajimodiere, reflection in facilitated small groups, and an opportunity to share questions with Dr. Lajimodiere. 

Dr. Denise K. Lajimodiere will address boarding school history, trauma and healing.  The forced attendance of boarding schools caused disruption of family, language, tribal culture, the village that raises children and connection with the land. The injuries to those who attended boarding schools are not only of the past or long ago. The depth of these injuries continues to inflict pain and challenges to this day, including ongoing intergenerational trauma. This event is meant to spur participants from awareness to further learning, listening and action.  

Dr. Denise Lajimodiere, Author of Stringing Rosaries:  The History, The Unforgivable, and the Healing of the Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, will speak on a subject she knows well, both personally and professionally. 


FARGO – The Fargo Public Library will be hosting a weekly event series for teens and tweens, ages 10 through 18, November 2 – December 12. All sessions will be held at the Dr. James Carlson Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., featuring a new activity or project each week. Participants can work independently, with a group or just hang out during the sessions. Topics for each Tuesday will be as follows:

First Tuesdays: STEM – Hands-on STEM-based projects, such as coding, LEGOs, puzzles or robotics.

Second Tuesdays: Arts and Crafts – Painting, leatherwork, clay projects and more.

Third Tuesdays: Book Nerds – Participants will chat about current favorite book or series of books and will go home with recommendations for what to read next.

Fourth Tuesdays: Open Activities – A random activity such as science, crafts, reading, games or art.

All materials are included for these free events and snacks will be provided. Registration is not required. For details, call 701.476.5978 or email

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children younger than age ten. 

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