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Truth & Healing Commission
As the national dialogue around historical injustices of BIPOC communities continues, a bi-partisan group of U.S. Representatives and Senators introduced the Truth and Healing Commission to recognize the consequences of the federal Indian boarding school program. The bill was introduced in the fall of 2020 and would model similar truth and reconciliation commissions in Canada and South Africa. Consider writing your U.S. Representative and encouraging them to become a co-sponsor of the bill and/or pressure them to move this commission forward.
Indian Boarding School History & Resources
- Dickinson College’s Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center
- National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
- BROKEN PROMISES: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall For Native Americans
- 2018 U.S Commission on Civil Rights Report
Since the historic repatriations documented in Home From School, other Tribes around the country have followed the Northern Arapaho lead and have petitioned Carlisle and other federally run boarding schools for remains of their children. We hope the film inspires more ancestral and artifact repatriations back into Native hands. Learn more about the National American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the Tribal Historic Preservation Offices that help make these repatriations possible.