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Reclaiming the bodies of children who died at Carlisle Indian School

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff Gammage tells Annette John-Hall, co-host of The Why, the history of the Carlisle Indian School, the efforts of tribes to have the remains of children who died at the school returned to them, and the on-going…

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Child Removal in Native Communities

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS), the First Nations Repatriation Institute, and the University of Minnesota announced the launch of a new study, Child Removal in Native Communities: An Anonymous Survey and put out a call for…

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

The story of 18-year-old Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel illustrates the effect of intergenerational trauma, specifically, how his grandmother’s experience as a Native Alaskan sent to a government boarding school, where she faced cultural annihilation and physical abuse, affected her daughter and…

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Presbyterian Church apologizes at AFN for boarding school abuses

For the first time, a church organization has apologized to the Alaska Federation of Natives for its treatment of Native people and especially for abuses in boarding schools.

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