Ashley Hemmers, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
“I didn’t work my ass off to get to Yale to be called a squaw.”
From: How We Go Home
Ashley Hemmers of Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, is the Tribal Administrator, shares her story of her family’s experiences in residential schools, a pivotal moment in her childhood with her mother, her educational journey, and her community’s stories of the impact of assimilation.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.