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By Gabrielle Hays, Andrew Corkery
The role of churches forms a secondary part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report, released Wednesday after a yearlong review sparked by the 2021 discoveries of hundreds of potential graves at former residential schools in Canada. Most…
By Peter Smith, Associated Press
The federal government on Wednesday detailed for the first time the brutality and treatment Native American children suffered when they were forcibly moved into U.S. boarding schools during the course of 150 years. Deborah Parker, CEO of the National Native…
A new federal study shows the U.S. government supported more than 400 Native American boarding schools aimed at assimilating Native children.
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
In Missouri, nearly two centuries ago, the Jesuits forcibly moved six enslaved Black people to the St. Louis area to help build their forthcoming institutions. That same year, they also laid the groundwork for a “plan for “the civilization of…
By Gabrielle Hays
By John Yang
For more than a century, native children sent to Canadian Christian boarding schools were banned from speaking their languages or practicing their traditions. Hundreds died but their families were never told and bodies never returned — only found in unmarked…
By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
The unprecedented work will include compiling and reviewing decades of records to identify past boarding schools, locate known and possible burial sites at or near those schools, and uncover the names and tribal affiliations of students, she said.
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