House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5444
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.

Flandreau Indian School, South Dakota
Search for Indian boarding schools that have been identified by the Department of the Interior as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“I didn’t know anything about who I was, as a Native person,” James William LaBelle, Sr. said as a survivor of an Indian boarding school.

Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“This report confirms that this boarding school system was part of a twin United States policy: the dispossession of Indian lands and the forced assimilation of Indian people,” said Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland.

Secretary Deb Haaland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“For more than a century, tens of thousands of indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools run by the U.S. government,” Secretary Deb Haaland said.

Federal Indian Boarding School Maps
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has identified 408 Indian boarding schools in 37 states. Here are maps of the school sites.

Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Find the 102-page Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report here.

Albuquerque Indian School
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the Department of the Interior has released its initial report. Read the official press release.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.

Thunderous by M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse
The Lakota storytelling of “Thunderous” seeks to honor Indigenous traditions.

St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.

Esther Stutzman and Aiyanna Brown
The recent publication of a four-volume dictionary and an effort to build an expansive digital archive have brought renewed attention to the Kalapuya language.

American Indian Hall
Montana State University’s new American Indian Hall has become the first building in Montana to earn the highest LEED Platinum certification.

Cherokee Nation
Public schools are central to communities across the Cherokee Nation Reservation in northeast Oklahoma.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
A prominent photographer who built a sizable following online with posts featuring Native women and girls is stepping out of the spotlight after survivors came forward with accounts of trauma.

Spiro Mounds
Great cities abounded in ancient Native America, including the Spiro Mounds in eastern Oklahoma.

Maleeya Knows His Gun
Native students are being honored for academic excellence, community service and leadership at Montana State University.

Cherokee Nation Foundation
For generations, education has been deeply important to the Cherokee people.

Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.

Edith Kanakaole
Edith Kanaka’ole was an acclaimed Native Hawaiian composer, chanter, hula dancer and educator.

Morgan Behn-Tsakoza
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.

Harold Frazier
Any law or order meant to restrict our freedom to teach and learn is a restriction on freedom.

nativeamericacalling nac
The apology from Pope Francis sought forgiveness for the role the Catholic Church played in atrocities at Native residential schools.

Pope Francis
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.4715, H.R.5715, and H.R.6707
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.

Santa Fe Indian School
Find records from the Santa Fe Indian School in the 1950 Census.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native athletes are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

Tyerra Roan
Integrating Native heritage into public education is a goal that’s been ensconced in the Montana Constitution for 50 years.

Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Indians Allowed
A series of troubling incidents appears to harken to a time of unchecked discrimination, racism and basic disregard for Native people.

Jordan Dresser
In the latest episode of Reconciliation Rising, hear from Jordan Dresser, a documentary filmmaker and chairman of the Northern Arapaho Nation.

Cherokee Nation Flag
Social workers change lives every day. They serve our people – from newborns to elders – when they most need help.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Joe Biden is a man of vision — he is working to “Restore the Soul of America.”

Sequoyah Schools
For more than 150 years, Sequoyah Schools have been a safe place for Cherokee and Native youth to live, learn and grow.

Melissa Isaac
Melissa Isaac, a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, made waves as a guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the State of the Union.

Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.

Cynthia Chavez Lamar
When Cynthia Chavez Lamar took the helm of the National Museum of the American Indian, she became the first Native woman to serve as a Smithsonian museum director.

Snow Snake: Traditional Winter Game of the Haudenosaunee
Traditional Native winter games are seeing a surge in popularity thanks to culture and language revitalization efforts.

Trail of Tears
The Cherokee people suffered greatly, but we never surrendered our sovereignty.