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    Tribes Call for Testimony on Children Who Went Missing at Boarding Schools

Tribes Call for Testimony on Children Who Went Missing at Boarding Schools

Respectful greetings to all Tribal Nations and allies.
The Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is working with the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) to file a submission with the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) to call on the United States to provide a full accounting […]

June 28th, 2017|

Intervention at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Last week, NABS attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 16th Session. We read a statement in conjunction with our Coalition member, the International Indian Treaty Council, to request action on the U.S. Boarding School Policy of 1869.

Similar to the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s investigation into the residential schools, we would like to […]

May 1st, 2017|

Come work for the Boarding School Healing Coalition!

NABS is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to work in our Minneapolis office and to provide support with all aspects of running operations, programs, development, and communications for the coalition. See full job posting here.

Duties will include the following:

Administrative tasks such as creating letters, reports, power points, proofreading, booking travel, expense reporting, scheduling meetings, and […]

April 18th, 2017|

Help Build an Educational Movement: Request for Proposals

NABS is creating a national campaign using multi-media as a means to educate and unite around the inter-generational trauma caused by boarding schools in the U.S. We are currently seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop a communications and strategic plan for the first phase of this educational campaign.

The proposal deadline has passed and we […]

March 10th, 2017|

Our First Annual Report

With the state of the world today and the ongoing struggle for human rights, we need now –more than ever– to educate ourselves and others on the realities of our humanity. There is no longer the option of denying the genocide that this country was founded on. The time for truth and healing is […]

December 19th, 2016|

Sign the Petition for a Truth Report on US Boarding Schools

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is petitioning the US Government to acknowledge the true history of the US Policy to forcibly assimilate Native Americans through boarding schools which resulted in cultural genocide and legacies of inter-generational trauma.

In a previous blog, the Boarding School Healing Coalition called for Presidential acknowledgement of […]

August 17th, 2016|

Call for Nominations for New Board Members

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for new Board Members. We are also accepting self-nominations. Nominations are due by September 15, 2016. Download the Nomination Form

The Mission of NABS is to work to ensure a meaningful and appropriate response from responsible agencies for those Native […]

August 11th, 2016|
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    National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Applauds FLOTUS Statement Acknowledging Boarding School History, Encourages POTUS to Do Same

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Applauds FLOTUS Statement Acknowledging Boarding School History, Encourages POTUS to Do Same

On May 26th, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama gave the Commencement speech to the graduating class at the Santa Fe Indian School. Alongside her messages of hope and aspiration, she also acknowledged the dark history behind the Santa Fe Indian School:[1]

“As we all know, this school was founded as part […]

June 2nd, 2016|
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    Tribes Hear Promise of Cooperation from Army in Requests to Bring Children Home from Carlisle

Tribes Hear Promise of Cooperation from Army in Requests to Bring Children Home from Carlisle

On May 10th several Tribes met with the Department of Defense in Rosebud, SD to discuss the return of at least 13 children buried at Carlisle Indian School. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Northern Arapaho spurred the meeting with formal requests for repatriation of their relatives; however, other tribes with children buried at […]

May 18th, 2016|
  • Yufna Soldier Wolf wipes away tears while kneeling at the grave of her great-grandfather, Chief Sharp Nose of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, March 1, 2016 at the family cemetery on the Wind River Reservation near Riverton, Wyoming. Soldier Wolf is seeking the remains of her great-uncle Little Chief, who died while attending Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda)
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    Sign the Petition for Carlisle Boarding School to Send the Children Home

Sign the Petition for Carlisle Boarding School to Send the Children Home

Carlisle: The Icon of an Era

In 1879 the first American Indian children arrived at Carlisle Boarding School. The school would remain open for 39 years and some 12,000 children would be sent there for forced assimilation. This was the beginning of the US Boarding School Era—the federal government’s policy of dealing with the “Indian problem” […]

April 4th, 2016|
Sign the Petition for a Truth Report on US Boarding Schools

Petition for Truth Report on US Boarding Schools

We, the undersigned, hereby petition the US Federal Government to tell the American people the truth about their US Indian Boarding School Policy and we are petitioning for the creation of a “Truth Report: The US Boarding School Policy, History, and Legacy.”

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, along with our tribal allies, calls for: the commission of a comprehensive national study of the history of the US Boarding School Policy, complete documentation of all schools, how many students attended, and the events that took place at each of the schools.

We also seek the gathering of testimony from those that suffered from abuse, neglect or other trauma; and documentation of the effects of the policy on individuals, families and communities. This study is necessary to support recommendations by and to Tribal Nations concerning inter-generational trauma and potential paradigms for healing and reconciliation.

Our Coalition Members and relatives want the truth about what happened in US Boarding Schools. Any form of government acknowledgement falls short if it does not include the commission of a truth study on US Boarding Schools.

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