tag: boarding schools

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.
Holy Rosary Mission
I learned that it was not good to be an “Indian.” We were supposed to forget our language and culture.
Mohawk Institute Residential School
Give us back our lands so that we might be restored to the embrace of the earth.
ginaadams
Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.
genoaindianschool
Since 1990, Nancy Carlson and other non-Native residents in a small Nebraska community have hosted annual reunions for survivors of the Genoa Indian School.
timgiago
Every Lakota knows where we have been and now we are struggling to find out where we are going.
dorothykikuyanhorse
Dorothy “Scootie” Kiyukan Ziegler, who passed away in January 2021, was passionate about Native youth, culture and horses.
rapidcityindianschool
“The acknowledgement of the suffering and abuse while honoring survivors’ resiliency is long overdue,” said South Dakota Rep. Peri Pourier, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Holy Rosary Mission
I am a survivor of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission Boarding School. I do not want to be honored.
alberthale
Please join a virtual memorial in memory of Albert Hale, a former president of the Navajo Nation who died due to complications from COVID-19.
carlisleindianindustrialschool
About 8,000 students attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, whose founder had a motto: “Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”
soosandrive
A road that was once associated with the Rapid City Indian Boarding School has been renamed.
deb haaland
Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.
tompoorbear
From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Holy Rosary Mission
As often happens with boys from the Indian boarding schools, we shared a lot of memories, good and bad.
rememberingthechildren
A resolution paves the way to address lands illegally taken from an Indian boarding school in South Dakota.
rememberingthechildren
Residents are voicing support for a resolution that would address lands that were illegally taken from a former Indian boarding school.
Remembering the Children - Rapid City Indian Boarding School Memorial Walk
Efforts continue to address the status of lands at the former Rapid City Indian School that were illegally transferred.
angelasimpsondayschool
In January 2020, Canada began accepting claims emerging from a billion-dollar settlement with survivors of Indian day schools.
Plans for a memorial which will honor the students of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School were unveiled during the annual Native American Day walk.
debhaaland
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act, a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.