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Tim Giago: Boarding schools cause of many ills

"Many of the problems now prevalent in Indian country, problems that are slowly starting to mend with the return of so many to their traditional forms of education and spirituality, can be traced directly to the BIA and missionary boarding schools.

Those are the times that must be scrutinized in order for the Indian people of today to move past it. But, as I said, so many of us who experienced the de-humanizing lessons of the boarding schools are dying. In another generation there will be none left alive to speak of it.

But I will continue to write about it before I die so that others will remember it as well. And I also hope to build a memorial to their suffering and to their survival."

Get the Story:
Victims Of The BIA And Mission Boarding Schools Dying Out (The Yankton Press & Dakotan 7/14)

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