How Native Americans are making progress in their decades-long struggle for sacred land | Opinion
After years demanding more input into management of their sacred lands, the government finally may be listening.
Historic report on federal Indian boarding schools finds more than 400, including 3 in Pa.
‘This has left lasting scars for all Indigenous people,’ Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said.
U.S. Interior Dept. research into the history of abusive Native American boarding schools should be released in the coming weeks
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 […]
Philly Dem. wants to ban native nicknames at Pa. schools | Wednesday Morning Coffee
State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, says it's 'well established that mascots, logos, and the like, that stereotype or fetishize indigenous peoples highly correlate to the alarmingly high suicide rate among Native youth'
Boarding schools traumatized Native Americans. Here’s one big way to make up for it | Opinion
Knowing the past and healing from it have begun, but both are far from being complete.
Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere
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.
How ‘friendly whites’ used conservatorships to exploit, swindle Native Americans | Opinion
Between 1908 and 1934, guardianships became a vehicle for the swindling of Native communities out of their lands and royalties.
How Native students fought back against abuse, assimilation at Carlisle boarding school | Opinion
Some fought, to the death, to retain their language, culture and traditions
A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools in Pa., nationwide
Some advocates want Congress to take the next step and create a formal truth commission. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the coming weeks plans to reintroduce legislation forming one.
Deb Haaland can help dismantle the doctrine of discovery | Opinion
The doctrine led to exploitation of entire peoples and unraveling our relationship with the land
Biden’s pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing
U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies
Why ‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first native interior secretary and the promise she brings | Opinion
Indian Country has a significant history with the Interior Department that has more often been bad than good. But Haaland’s record shows that she is committed to making progress on larger challenges that affect all Americans