native-american-history

Historic report on federal Indian boarding schools finds more than 400, including 3 in Pa.

BY: - May 14, 2022

‘This has left lasting scars for all Indigenous people,’ Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said.

Congress explores creation of truth commission for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools

BY: - May 14, 2022

Thousands of Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes to attend U.S. boarding schools with the goal of assimilation.

U.S. Interior Dept. research into the history of abusive Native American boarding schools should be released in the coming weeks

BY: - March 19, 2022

By Shaun Griswold The U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to begin releasing information next month from its investigation into federal boarding schools and their impact on Native American communities. Secretary Deb Haaland said the department is close to completing its research into boarding school sites and the location of possible burial sites “at […]

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What the 87% spike in America’s native population says about whiteness and demographics | Analysis

BY: - December 27, 2021

As more and more people reject whiteness in favor of indigeneity, they do so at the expense of tribal sovereignty.

5 places learn about indigenous people in Pa. this Native American Heritage Month

BY: - November 26, 2021

No matter what region of Pennsylvania you call home, you’re never far from history, including the history of native peoples. 

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National Day of Mourning: The suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag

BY: - November 25, 2021

For indigenous Americans, Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration. This is what they lost.

Senate confirms first tribal member in history to lead National Park Service

BY: - November 19, 2021

Charles F. Sams III, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Ore., will be the first tribal member to lead the Park Service in the agency’s 105-year history

Native American Heritage Month celebrates Indigenous communities across the nation

BY: - November 3, 2021

Celebrations for November pop up across the country and vary from community to community, but one of the largest national celebrations is the Rock Your Mocs social media event.

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Boarding schools traumatized Native Americans. Here’s one big way to make up for it | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

Knowing the past and healing from it have begun, but both are far from being complete.

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How land acknowledgments meant to honor indigenous people do the opposite instead | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2021

The historical and anthropological facts demonstrate that many contemporary land acknowledgments unintentionally communicate false ideas about the history of dispossession and the current realities of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere

BY: - August 23, 2021

At issue are years of trauma from the federal government’s push, starting in the late 1800s, to remove hundreds of thousands of Native American children from their communities.

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How ‘friendly whites’ used conservatorships to exploit, swindle Native Americans | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2021

Between 1908 and 1934, guardianships became a vehicle for the swindling of Native communities out of their lands and royalties.