Education on history of Indian boarding schools gets a boost (MPR News)

A national organization based in Minnesota is kicking off a new 10-year plan to bring attention to a dark chapter in U.S. history — and it’s just gotten the funding to put the plan into action.

Between 1869 and the 1960s, it’s estimated hundreds of thousands of Native American children across the country were removed from their families and sent to government boarding schools.

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition formed in 2012 to seek justice and healing for those children and their descendants.

“All the other countries who had policies to take Indigenous children — like Canada, Australia, New Zealand — all those countries have acknowledged it and apologized and done some kind of reconciliation or reparations, except for the United States of course, where in this country most people don't even know that this was part of our history,” said executive director Christine Diindiisi McCleave.

Read more here. You may also be interested in the free webinar presented by the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in October 2019, hosted by the Native American Archives Section and the HRA Section.