In 1901, the federal government opened Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California as an institution to assimilate Native American Children into the dominant White, Christian culture. Today it is a boarding school for Native American youth from all across the nation that teaches and celebrates their culture and traditions. Many students come from Indian reservations.
Students at Pitzer College volunteer to assist the students at Sherman Indian HS with weekly digital video and animation production. The high school also works with Pitzer for the summer Pipeline Program for AI/AN high school student, tutoring, volunteering with recreation, neuroscience training (computer-based), and a documentary program with Clarke/Museum (“Indigitize”) beginning Fall 2012.