tag: boarding schools
Native America Calling: Federal boarding schools: now what? (May 18, 2022)How much confidence should Indian Country put into the federal government’s role in mitigating the trauma of the boarding school era?
List of Federal Indian Boarding Schools as of April 1, 2022 (May 11, 2022)Search for Indian boarding schools that have been identified by the Department of the Interior as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.
Maps of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites (May 11, 2022)The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has identified 408 Indian boarding schools in 37 states. Here are maps of the school sites.
Young Native woman sounds alarm about violence in Indian Country (April 22, 2022)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.
Tim Giago: I don’t want to hear ‘sorry’ from the Catholic Church (April 11, 2022)Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
‘Auntie Deb’ discusses representation at SXSW conference (March 17, 2022)Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.
Native America Calling: The 2022 State of Indian Nations (February 14, 2022)The 2022 State of Indian Nations address is the third under threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Native people.
Roundtable examines ‘toxic workplace culture’ at Washington football team (January 28, 2022)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.
Cam Foreman: Human rights abuses continue in Indian Country (January 25, 2022)We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Self-proclaimed ‘Auntie’ admits being wrong about tribal affiliations (January 24, 2022)A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
Gaylord News: Indian boarding school investigation continues (January 10, 2022)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.
Albert Bender: Decolonization during the holiday season (January 4, 2022)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.
Tim Giago: ‘I will never forgive them for what they did to us’ (January 4, 2022)The unholy impact of Indian boarding schools left its mark to the detriment of thousands of Native children.
President Biden nominates another Native woman to federal bench (December 15, 2021)President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Native America Calling: Uncovering the history of U.S. boarding schools (November 30, 2021)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.
Tim Giago: Saying farewell to an old friend (November 29, 2021)It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
White House Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement (November 15, 2021)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.
Native America Calling: Catholic reconciliation in Canada? (November 4, 2021)Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with an Indigenous delegation when he visits Canada in December.
Native Sun News Editorial: Compensate survivors of Indian boarding schools (November 1, 2021)The only thing the government and the churches really understand is money.
Tim Giago: Bartering for butter at the Indian boarding school (November 1, 2021)As the years pass there are not too many of the boys and girls forced to attend boarding schools still living.
Tim Giago: Reminding myself of the good people at boarding school (October 26, 2021)I often write about the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School and most often I only write about the bad things.
Cronkite News: Navajo language speakers create broadcast history (October 25, 2021)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 been a long and bumpy road (October 18, 2021)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: Biden administration updates Indian education initiative (October 15, 2021)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.
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