tag: genocide

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.
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.
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 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.
Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
Harold Frazier
When those wagons first began their way to break treaties and settle on our territory we were classified as lesser beings and genocide was justified as such.
Tribal Flags
Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
Trail of Tears
The Cherokee people suffered greatly, but we never surrendered our sovereignty.
nativeamericacalling nac
Generational trauma is woven into the fabric of Native life.
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.
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.
nativeamericacalling nac
Slavery, abuse, disease and massacres cut the Native population to a fifth of what it was during the Indian mission period in California.
Cherokee Nation
In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
March for Lost Children
Determined right-wing forces have piled onto a critical court case in order to overturn the hard-won Indian Child Welfare Act.
Sequoyah
Nineteen states now observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, following the early lead of South Dakota’s Native American Day. Tribes are joining in too.
Mapuche Flag
The Mapuche people continue to struggle peacefully for their rights and the recovery of their ancestral land in the face of increased repression.
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.
Lakota Student
The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services launched a new initiative to preserve, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages.
Albuquerque Indian School
The only thing the government and the churches really understand is money.
Wendy Phillips
Indigenous ceremonies have been central to Indigenous health and well-being since time immemorial.
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.
Myaamia Forced Removal
Indigenous Peoples Day marked the day 175 years ago when Myaamia tribal citizens were forcibly removed from their homelands near the campus of Miami University in Ohio.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Doug George-Kanentiio
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.