US boarding schools to be investigated (Indian Country Today)

The agency added available historical records will be surveyed from federal repositories like the National Archives, the American Indian records repository and non-governmental organizations that operated Indian residential boarding schools.

A final written report will be submitted to Haaland by April 1, 2022, and will be supervised by the office of the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs.

“We must shed light on what happened at federal boarding schools,” Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community, said. “As we move forward in this work, we will engage in Tribal consultation on how best to use this information, protect burial sites, and respect families and communities.”

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