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 […]