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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
“As we all know, this school was founded as part […]
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 […]
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” […]
On February 24, 2016 the National Native American Boarding School (NABS) Healing Coalition met with staff from the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) to discuss boarding school healing. WHAIANE agreed to work with NABS going forward to assist with outreach and also expressed hope that some of NABS’ requests were possible […]
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) hires first staff member and adds four new board members to help jumpstart Truth and Reconciliation process.
Boulder, CO—December 2, 2015 The Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) recently held its annual membership meeting to discuss their goal of having the United States government acknowledge […]