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Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school (03/13)
Sundays were always special to us at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school.
Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animalsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animals (03/06)
One of the things we missed the most when we were small boys institutionalized at the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was pets.
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forgetFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget (02/13)
John Bryde showed up at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in the early 1940s.
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding schoolFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (01/17)
I was almost six years old when I was deposited at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with familyFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family (11/28)
Our ancestors wanted us to understand the newcomer’s ways so we would be able to survive, compete, and prosper far into the future.
Delphine Red Shirt: We can't always blame others for Native language lossesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: We can't always blame others for Native language losses (11/02)
It is true that Indian boarding schools throughout the U.S. tried their best to keep children from speaking their Native languages.
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivorsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (10/19)
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North AmericaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America (10/17)
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizensFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (09/23)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT ActFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act (09/14)
The bill repeals a series of outdated federal laws, including one that allows Indian children to be removed from their homes without parental consent.
Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agendaFiled Under: National | Politics
Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agenda (09/12)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up S.2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act.
Johnny Rustywire: Thinking about the girl from that part of the rezFiled Under: Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Thinking about the girl from that part of the rez (09/06)
Sometimes I think about the girl from over by Crumbling House Ruins and I wonder where she is.
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school eraFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (08/30)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.
First use of 'racism' came from founder of Carlisle boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | National
First use of 'racism' came from founder of Carlisle boarding school (08/16)
Army general Richard Henry Pratt believed the best way to treat an Indian person was to 'Kill the Indian in him and save the man.'
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native personFiled Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (08/09)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.
Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaustFiled Under: Opinion
Elicia Goodsoldier: United States must acknowledge its holocaust (08/08)
There is no question that the multitude of social problems faced by tribal communities stem from the historical trauma our ancestors and relatives experienced.
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid CityFiled Under: National | Trust
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City (08/08)
Attorney Heather Thompson announced that two parcels of federal land in Rapid City, South Dakota, totaling 117.9 acres, have reverted to Bureau of Indian Affairs control.
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad pastFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad past (08/03)
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and the author of the new book 'The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.'
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (07/26)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Luci Tapahonso tackles legacy of boarding schools (07/26)
The boarding schools were one element in a long—and still ongoing—effort to make Indians disappear as nations, to force them to become Americans.
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school siteFiled Under: Education | National
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site (07/14)
Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.
Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online databaseFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Indigenous Digital Archive Project wins grant for online database (06/27)
Federal government documents from the boarding school era will be accessible to tribal members.
Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homesFiled Under: Education | World
Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes (06/13)
Thousands of indigenous children in Paraguay are falling victim to a centuries-old system of forced labor.
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in NevadaFiled Under: Education | National
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada (06/09)
Over 200 dancers and more than 30 arts, crafts and food vendors, along with former students and their families, are expected at the annual event.
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our languageFiled Under: Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language (06/07)
Remember the abuse and trauma that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents went through in the boarding schools when the U.S. government and the missionaries were taking 'the Indian' out of them.
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell UniversityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: The legacy of disenrollment at Haskell University (06/02)
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives homeFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home (05/26)
The children who were sent away long ago, only to die in an unfamiliar place far away from their families, are coming home.
Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal childrenFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Army promises return of tribal children (05/24)
A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children.
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (05/17)
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.
Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribesFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes (05/13)
Three tribes are engaged in government-to-government talks to reclaim their loved ones from a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (05/11)
The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.
Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | National
Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school (05/10)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are meeting with federal and military officials to discuss the young ones who are buried at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native peopleFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (04/20)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'
ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K rewardFiled Under: Law | National
ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward (03/25)
The historic Shoshone-Episcopal Mission in Fort Washakie, Wyoing, was destroyed by the March 17 blaze.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking control of our tribal education systemFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking control of our tribal education system (03/11)
Since we can’t change other’s views and opinions of us, it is imperative that we re-learn our own culture, our histories and our ancient languages without the influences of popular, modern, and erroneous stereotypical views.
Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systemsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | Opinion
Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems (03/03)
Tribal leaders should support indigenous educators and community members who are reclaiming their languages, histories and cultural traditions.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth research Carlisle relativesFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth research Carlisle relatives (02/25)
The Sicangu Youth Council is asking local families to search their family tree to see if they could possibly be related to any of the students buried in the cemetery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Vi Waln: Help bring our young relatives home from Indian schoolFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Help bring our young relatives home from Indian school (02/15)
Our people went to boarding school to be stripped of their culture, language and identity. In return, they would come home speaking, reading and writing English.
Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives homeFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home (02/12)
Spirit is believed to be guiding the efforts of a group of young people in their quest to have human remains disinterred and returned to tribal lands.
Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of studentsFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students (02/10)
The tribe started the effort in 2007 but has faced opposition from the Army War College the military institution that occupies the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students Filed Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students (02/08)
The tribal youth council visited Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania last summer and were motivated to bring their relatives back home.
Native Sun News Editorial: Indian school's cemetery is a disgraceFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Indian school's cemetery is a disgrace (02/02)
For many years, we have been pleading with the priests and management at Red Cloud Indian School to do something about the old cemetery.
Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressedFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed (01/21)
For over a century, more than just a bridge has separated non-Indian people living in the township of Flandreau, South Dakota, and Indian students and residents of the Flandreau Indian School.
Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of studentsFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students (12/17)
The tribe's historic preservation officer said more than 200 Arapaho students died at the arlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Ivan Star Comes Out: It's easy for Native people to feel excludedFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: It's easy for Native people to feel excluded (12/14)
The systematic disruption of the family unit, the boarding school system, obliteration of language and culture, and outright theft of land effectively diluted our ancestor’s solidarity and sovereignty.
Native Sun News Editorial: 'Crusaders' is a dirty word to IslamFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: 'Crusaders' is a dirty word to Islam (12/02)
In the 1950s a contest was held at Holy Rosary Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation to pick a mascot for the sports teams.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indoctrinated at an Indian boarding schoolFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indoctrinated at an Indian boarding school (11/30)
I was virtually raised in a boarding school so the idea of expressing gratitude to a Christian Deity became embedded in my consciousness.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Impacts linger from boarding school era Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Impacts linger from boarding school era (11/09)
I see a huge void in our history from our ancestors’ experiences to our lives today.
Little Traverse Bay Bands count few fluent language speakersFiled Under: Education | National
Little Traverse Bay Bands count few fluent language speakers (09/28)
Only three people on and near the tribe's reservation in Michigan are considered to be fluent in Anishinaabemowin.
Erin Grace: Reservation boarding school promotes tribal cultureFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Erin Grace: Reservation boarding school promotes tribal culture (09/21)
The existence of a boarding school for Native Americans may seem anachronistic in the 21st century.
Editorial: Church wrong to use Indian children to raise moneyFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Editorial: Church wrong to use Indian children to raise money (08/17)
Two wrongs have made nothing right in the hushed settlement between the Northern Cheyenne tribe and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlementFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't talk about $11M settlement (08/14)
Members are unhappy because they don't know where the money is going.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe mum on settlementFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe mum on settlement (08/12)
A settlement with the St. Labre Indian School has proven controversial within the local community.
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools (06/29)
Denise Lajimodiere, a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, is working on a book containing ten of the most powerful survivor stories she’s collected over the past few years.
Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian childrenFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children (06/25)
Forcible removal of indigenous children from their families dates back to colonial times, when missionaries set out to 'Christianize' and 'civilize' Indian children under the guise of educating them.
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US tooFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (06/23)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.
Ivan Star: I'm finding it hard to stand for 'Star Spangled Banner'Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star: I'm finding it hard to stand for 'Star Spangled Banner' (05/21)
There was a time in my life when I actually felt relieved as I cheered for the cavalry riding in, bugle blaring, to save the settlers and their wagon trains.
Eastern Cherokee elder Jerry Wolfe proud of Beloved Man statusFiled Under: National
Eastern Cherokee elder Jerry Wolfe proud of Beloved Man status (05/01)
The 90-year-old tribal member survived boarding school and World War II.
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to discuss book on boarding schoolFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to discuss book on boarding school (04/28)
The former editor and publisher of Native Sun News will be a guest on Karl Gerke’s afternoon talk show on South Dakota Public Radio.
Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in MaineFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Commission takes on truth and reconciliation in Maine (04/24)
Imagine living in a nation where extermination of your race and culture has been official government policy — a country where vestiges of those policies linger.

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