Our Sacred Heart Story with the Potawatomi People in Kansas, 1841-1879 was a four session online presentation and discussion originally presented in February-March 2022 by the Stuart Center for Mission. The program featured Stuart Center staff, RSCJ and Associates, invited Indigenous speakers and Maureen Chicoine, RSCJ, author of the book Grave on the Prairie: Seven Religious of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary's Mission to the Potawatomi.
Maureen Chicoine shared insights on her research and writing of the Society’s story with its “Mission School”. Jerilyn DeCoteau spoke about the broader context of Indigenous education policy in the US to set a context for our “Mission School,” and Dr. Kelli Mosteller, Director of Citizen Potawatomi National Cultural Heritage Center, shared in further depth about Potawatomi history and Potawatomi today.
Recordings and materials from this series may be found below.