Fan of Yellowstone and 1923? You Need To Hear This.

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Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Wendy Bjork.

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Over 12 million people tuned into Yellowstone in 2022, making it the most watched tv show of the year.  Naturally, the majority of these viewers tuned into the spin-off, 1923.


As a fan of both shows, I am horrified as well as grateful that light is finally being shed on the dark, almost forgotten history of Government Residential Boarding Schools that were commonplace all across the US and Canada from 1801 until 1969.


In the show 1923, the character Teonna Rainwater is the victim of one of these awful boarding schools where abuse was rampant and many children never returned home.   These traumas and wounds have been felt deeply throughout the generations of families.


Can you imagine having your children forcibly taken away from you, from your home and shipped off to a boarding school to learn a completely different way of life, wear completely different clothing, forced to partake in different spiritual practices, beliefs, being turned into a completely different child with a new name and you don’t have any rights in the matter?  


According to the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report dated May 2022, there were 408 Boarding schools in operation, across 37 states (or then-territories), including 21 schools in Alaska and 7 schools in Hawaii.  Outside the scope of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, the Department identified over 1,000 other Federal and non-Federal institutions, including Indian day schools, sanitariums, asylums, orphanages, and stand-alone dormitories that may have involved education of thousands of  Indigenous people and children. 

Wendy Bjork, founder of is a pioneer in advocacy and mentorship.  Wendy is leading a global revolution of women walking in purpose and peace as she illumines their path ahead with the light of HOPE:  Harmony, Options, Peace & Empowerment.

She empowers women to step into their boldness, stand in their resilience and own their Truth.  Through Wendy’s guidance, they are finally seen, heard and understood.

Wendy has authored two books and co-authored a third, “Fired Up!,” a #1 International bestseller. She is a regular contributor on the digital platforms and to the National MS Society’s Momentum Magazine.  She is regularly invited on discussions, podcasts, interviews as she shares her story and hope to inspire others.

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