Study sheds light on dark history of U.S. Indigenous residential schools – CBC

Study sheds light on dark history of U.S. Indigenous residential schools – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202214 Views

May 11, 2022

First-of-its-kind U.S. federal study identifies 400 schools, 50 potential burial sites

WARNING: This story contains distressing details

A first-of-its-kind U.S. federal study of Native American boarding schools — that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society — has identified more than 500 student deaths at the institutions, but officials expect that figure to grow exponentially as research continues.

The U.S. Interior Department report released Wednesday expands to more than 400 the number of schools that were established or supported by the U.S. government, starting in the early 19th century and continuing in some cases until the late 1960s. It identified the deaths in records for about 20 of them.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-indigenous-boarding-schools-study-department-interior-1.6449330

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