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Senator Warren Revives Indian Boarding School Legislation with Bipartisan Support

May 25, 2023 09:41AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Morning procession at the Mt. Pleasant Indian Boarding School (Photo: Clarke Historical Library | CMU)

JENNA KUNZE - Native News Online - May 25, 2023

A bipartisan group of 27 US Senators has reintroduced legislation to investigate the federal government’s centuries-long Indian boarding school policies, which led to the attempted termination and assimilation of Native Americans from 1819 through the 1960s.  

If passed, a 10-member commission of former Indian boarding school students and truth and healing experts, appointed by the president, would make recommendations “on actions that the Federal Government can take to adequately hold itself accountable for, and redress and heal, the historical and intergenerational trauma inflicted by the Indian Boarding School Policies,” the  bill says.

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