Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts funeral services in Mission, South Dakota, for nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

NAFOA
Indian Country is strongest when we work together.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The Indian community came together in Sioux City, Iowa, to welcome nine Lakota children who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Nine Lakota children began their last morning away from their homelands at the base of a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Wagner, South Dakota, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Sioux City, Iowa, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Tohono O’odham Nation.
The leader of the Department of Education toured the Tohono O’odham Community College and met with tribal leaders and students.

Woodland Cultural Centre / Mohawk Institute Residential School
The Akwesasne community demonstrated in the most powerful way its desire to address the terrible effects residential schools have had on the people.

Sicangu Youth Council / Tokala Mentors
After a long process driven by youth, nine Lakota children who died at one of the most infamous institutions of the Indian boarding school era are finally returning home.

Kamloops Residential School Memorial
The revelation that more unmarked graves were found at a Canadian residential school adds additional injury for Indigenous people.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Federal officials and Indian Country leaders are testifying about Indian health and Native youth legislation.

Jonathan Nez, Bryan Newland, Myron Lizer
The nomination of Bryan Newland to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is slowly moving forward in the U.S. Senate.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe just received its largest donation ever.

Diné College
“This could be a first-ever patent for a tribal college,” said the president of Diné College on the Navajo Nation.

Fawn Sharp
NCAI will not rest until all offensive Native-themed mascots and associated imagery are removed from popular culture.

nativeamericacalling nac
4-H programs evolved to incorporate Native farming and ranching methods to both educate young people and keep Native knowledge thriving.

Land Back in Rapid City, South Dakota
Grassroots treaty rights events on Independence Day featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action.

Navajo Nation Graduation
Native students navigated online classes, spotty internet access, and isolation but many thrived and even secured scholarships and acceptance at choice colleges amid COVID-19.

By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Kamloops Residential School Memorial
Religious-based boarding schools are an enduring symbol of forced assimilation of Native children in the United States and Canada.

Sharice's Big Voice
Rep. Sharice Davids ( D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, took time from her busy schedule in Congress to write a children’s book.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native scholars point to critical race theory as a vital piece of fully understanding the ongoing legacy of colonialism. But it’s facing a backlash across the nation.

Albuquerque Indian School
Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.

Hollow Horn Bear
The Weltkulturen Museum in Germany will hold a press conference on July 8 to discuss the return of a shirt worn by Lakota leader Hollow Horn Bear.

Dwight Mission
The history of Native boarding schools in this country is complicated and includes many tragic abuses that must be investigated in depth.

nativeamericacalling nac
Join Native America Calling for its monthly recap of the top news in Indian Country, including the announcement of the Indian boarding school investigation.

nativeamericanheritagefund
The Native American Heritage Fund awarded more than $480,000 to support community art and projects, curricula updates, mascot revisions and other projects that honor Native culture and history.

Deb Haaland
NAFOA supports your growth – as individuals and communities.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition has identified 367 historically assimilative Indian boarding schools that operated in the U.S. between approximately 1870 until 1970.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hearing from experts in housing, telecommunications and federal policy at a roundtable on infrastructure.

Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Fawn Sharp
“The National Congress of American Indians commends the Department of Interior for taking the essential first step of providing an official account of the atrocities that Native children experienced during the boarding school era,” said President Fawn Sharp.

federalindianboardingschooltruthinitiative
The Department of the Interior is undertaking its first-ever review of Indian boarding school sites and the Indian children who went there. Watch the announcement from Secretary Deb Haaland.

chiricahuaapachecarlisleindianboardingschool
“The federal policies that attempted to wipe out Native identity, language and culture continued to manifest in the pain our communities face,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

A ground radar survey of the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery was used to gather more information about the tribal youth who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Photo: Army National Military Cemeteries
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is addressing the National Congress of American Indians for the first time since taking over the Department of the Interior.

Warm Springs Reservation
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at infrastructure in Native communities.

Holy Rosary Mission
I learned that it was not good to be an “Indian.” We were supposed to forget our language and culture.

Santa Rosa Day School
Schools, hospitals and other facilities in Indian Country need billons of dollars in investments.

scipfacilitiesinindiancountry
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”