Wednesday, September 26, 2018


In the Wind

When the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs established boarding schools to destroy indigenous cultures in America, they targeted the Plains Indians, noting, "The children would be hostages for the good behavior of their people." Today, as tribes such as the Northern Arapaho repatriate the remains of indigenous children--who died due to the routine abuse at the Indian boarding schools--the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has been asked by the National Congress of American Indians to demand the U.S. Government "provide a full accounting of the children taken into government custody under the U.S. Indian Boarding School Policy whose fate and whereabouts remain unknown."

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?