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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|

NABS Healing Coalition goes to Washington DC

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 […]

February 26th, 2016|

Moving Forward: NABS Expands Staff and Board

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 […]

February 25th, 2016|