Our Spirits Don't Speak English
This article has an unclear citation style. Learn how and when to remove this template message)(April 2011) (
Our Spirits Don't Speak English (2008) is a documentary film about the Native American boarding schools, which youths attended chiefly from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. It was filmed by the Rich Heape company and directed by Chip Richie. Native American storyteller Gayle Ross narrated the film. Ross is a descendant of John Ross, chief of the Cherokee Nation in the Trail of Tears period.
The film deals with both the schools run by Christian missionaries and those run by the United States' Bureau of Indian Affairs. It addresses the schools' role of forcing cultural assimilation of the resident children into the ways of the majority culture of European Americans.
- Where the Spirit Lives, a 1989 Canadian dramatic film about the Canadian Indian residential school system
- Sleeping Children Awake, a 1992 Canadian documentary about residential schools
- We Were Children, a 2012 Canadian documentary about residential schools
|This article about a historical documentary film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article relating to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|