Letter: Boarding schools left legacy of abuse in Indian Country

" For more than a hundred years, Native American children were forced into federally financed boarding schools in an effort to assimilate them. Great numbers of those children subsequently suffered serious emotional, physical and sexual trauma that had devastating effects on their communities, with lasting repercussions.

To prevent child sexual abuse, we must first break the silence. Only through an honest assessment of past failures can we effectively develop and carry out policies that make our communities safe places for children. "

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Patricia Eng: Native American Sex Abuse (The New York Times 9/28)

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