tag: boarding schools

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.
Oney Roubedeaux
Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.
Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
National Day of Mourning
Let’s give due reverence to the United American Indians of New England who since 1970 have held a “National Day of Mourning” to honor Native resilience.
Holy Rosary Mission
The unholy impact of Indian boarding schools left its mark to the detriment of thousands of Native children.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
Genoa Indian School
Native America Calling will hear more about efforts to uncover the truth about the 300 Indian boarding schools aimed at forced assimilation of Native children.
Patrick Albert Lee
It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
Using digitized records and newspaper clippings, researchers pieced together the history of the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, a government-run institution that closed in 1934.
Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Every Child Matters
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with an Indigenous delegation when he visits Canada in December.
Albuquerque Indian School
The only thing the government and the churches really understand is money.
Holy Rosary Mission
As the years pass there are not too many of the boys and girls forced to attend boarding schools still living.
Tim Giago
I often write about the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School and most often I only write about the bad things.
Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.
Tim Giago
It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.
Aaron Payment
This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.