Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

News & Updates

What We are Doing Now

  • August 11, 2018: Members of the Project Team are attending the annual reunion of the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation in Genoa, Nebraska.
  • We are working to describe a small sample of documentary material from the National Archives in Kansas City to identify potential points of discussion with Community Advisors at our September meeting.

What's Coming Up

What We've Done

  • Spring 2018:
    • We convened the first meeting of our Community Advisors Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries.
    • We presented on the project at the Nebraska State Museum's "Science Cafe" series, which was featured in a Nebraska Today news story.
    • We hired project staff.
  • Summer 2018:
    • We made two trips to the National Archives in Kansas City, conducted research in the archives, and scanned and photographed 4,835 pages of materials related to Genoa.
    • We held a training workshop with the developers of the Mukurtu content management system.
    • We connected with the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition about ways to support one another's work.
    • We began building the project's infrastructure.
    • We met with community members who contributed material to be included in the project.