From Indian Boarding School to State College Area School District:
A Dialogue with Three Generations of the Redwing Family

Wednesday, April 2nd

6:30 –8:30 p.m.
Foxdale Meeting Room, 2nd Floor Foxdale Administration Bldg.
500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College

Free parking is available in front of the building and in the parking garage. CATABUS:  HP Route goes from Schlow Library to Foxdale (outbound).

The public is cordially invited to this “free of charge” discussion.  Punch and cookies will be served.

Download a flyer at the bottom of the page.


Dean Redwing, Ron Redwing and Erin Redwing are registered Oglala Sioux tribal members and represent three generations of the Red Wing family. Dean was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at the Public Health Services Indian Hospital in 1941 and attended several boarding schools for Indians, including the Rose Bud Reservation St. Francis Indian School and the Crow Creek Reservation Catholic Boarding School. Dean’s son, Ron, was born in 1963 and attended high school in central Missouri. Erin Redwing, daughter of Ron and granddaughter of Dean, was born in 1996 and is graduating from State College High School in June. They will discuss the attitudes and environment that they each encountered as multiracial high school students and how those attitudes have evolved over time.

Dr. Felicia Turner (Lumbee), Director of Penn State’s American Indian Leadership Program will introduce the members of the Redwing family.

Cosponsored by:

  Foxdale Village Diversity Committee

  American Indian Leadership Program

  Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge

  Penn State University Libraries

Helen Sheehy,
Mar 8, 2014, 3:23 PM