Dr. Theresa Milk, a Lakota mother and grandmother, and author of Haskell Institute: 19th Century Stories of Sacrifice and Survival offered a special online presentation for First Lutheran on Sunday, January 16.
Dr. Milk received her Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Haskell Indian Nations University. In 2000, she was selected as an inaugural Gates Scholar, which allowed her to attend the University of Kansas School of Education for her Master’s degree and Ph.D. Dr. Milk taught English and American Indian Studies at Haskell until her recent retirement. She is currently working on stories of Native Americans at other boarding schools in the U.S. She shared knowledge and insight about Native American boarding schools and helped us connect with personal stories about the children who were placed at these schools.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.