Zitkala Sa’s Journey to Help Indians Help Themselves


Nov. 17, 2020, 6pm to 7:30pm

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Join the Native UNLV Collective for Native American Heritage Month, as Dr. P. Jane Hafen, Professor Emerita, English, discusses her book, Help Indians Help Themselves: The Later Writings of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa).

Zitkala-Sa, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, gained literary and historical attention for her boarding school narratives and her involvement with the Society of American Indians. She also played a major role in arguing for the American Indian Citizenship act in 1924 and governmental reforms until her passing in 1938. Looking at some of her later works reveals a powerful voice for sovereignty and persistence.



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Native American Alumni Club

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Native American Alumni Club

American Indian Alliance

Native American Student Association

College of Liberal Arts, Department of English