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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:50 PM

Haaland calls on US to address legacy of Native American boarding schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the nation's first Native American Cabinet secretary, called on the U.S. to do more to address the legacy of abuse-ridden boarding schools for indigenous children.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, Haaland discussed the recent discovery of an unmarked mass grave in Canada containing the remains of 215 indigenous children, near the site of a former so-called residential school.

Haaland calls herself a product of the same "horrific assimilationist policies" in the U.S.

Her great-grandfather, she writes, was forced to attend Pennsylvania's Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Children at the school were forced to cut their hair and change their names and subjected to corporal punishment for behaviors associated with their own cultures. Founder Richard Henry Pratt coined the slogan "kill the Indian, save the man" for the institution's mission.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/haaland-calls-on-us-to-address-legacy-of-native-american-boarding-schools/ar-AAKX4K6

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:06 PM

1. A dire, terrible, unimaginable nightmare

”Previous estimates had surmised that the total number of deaths at the school was somewhere near 230 students, McBride however has recalculated the number to be somewhere closer to 500 students who had died while under the direct supervision of the school or who had recently been sent home from Carlisle.“


https://www.indianz.com/News/2013/09/05/native-sun-news-death-rate-cov.asp



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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:38 PM

3. Canada is addressing these crimes against humanity (albeit very belatedly).

I truly hope the US does as well.

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