tag: boarding schools

Stickball - The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Stickball is the older, rougher cousin of lacrosse, developed many centuries ago as both a game and a training exercise.
Native America Calling NAC
Crimes involving Native people and renewed scrutiny of past boarding school practices highlight the importance of Native forensic professionals.
Tim Giago
“Write to your people,” the legendary Native journalist Tim Giago would say. “Others will read it too, but your people are your audience.”
Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
Stickball - The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Stickball is the older, rougher cousin of lacrosse, developed many centuries ago as both a game and a training exercise.
Running Down a Dream - Ku Stevens
Ku Stevens’ great-grandfather escaped an Indian boarding school by running 50 miles through the desert to get home. Decades later, Ku runs to honor that legacy.
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland provides an update at the 39th Annual National Tribal Health Conference.
The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
John Fadden Kahionhes
John Fadden Kahionhes was a legend in the most profound sense of the word.
Tim Giago
The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.
Pope Francis
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.
Jim Thorpe
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.
Theresa Sheldon
A non-profit is taking on the task of forming a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal from Indian boarding school abuses.
Deb Haaland
There must be recompense for the horrendous crime of genocide and its long term effects.
Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022.
Raúl Grijalva
Democrats are vowing to return to work better prepared after they said Republicans “hijacked” a slew of Indian Country bills during a markup where nothing was accomplished.
Deborah Parker
Bipartisan efforts to create a federal commission to explore and repair the legacy of the nation’s notorious Indian boarding schools have hit a stumbling block over subpoena authority.
House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 8, 2022.
Deb Haaland
How much confidence should Indian Country put into the federal government’s role in mitigating the trauma of the boarding school era?
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.
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.
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.
Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
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.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.
National Congress of American Indians State of Indian Nations
The 2022 State of Indian Nations address is the third under threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Native people.
'We are not your mascot'
Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Virginia Timmons, Lorena Butler
We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Corinne Perera
A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.