Tag Archives: boarding schools

Alternative Reports A and B to the UN CERD Regarding Violation of Indigenous Children’s Right to Culture

Speaking of ICWA placement preferences, Here are the reports submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, the International Indian Treaty Council, and the National Indian Child Welfare Association: … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Child Welfare, ICWA, international law, Research, Scholarship | Tagged , , , , , ,

Canadian Boarding School Ordered to Turn Over Records of Abuse

The horrific story of St. Anne’s in Fort Albany, Northern Ontario and the survivors’ recent victory in getting the records released is here. The order in the case was posted earlier, here.

Posted in Author: Ann Tweedy, Education, News | Tagged ,

NYTs: Article on Arapaho Language Preservation

From the NYTs: RIVERTON, Wyo. — At 69, her eyes soft and creased with age, Alvena Oldman remembers how the teachers at St. Stephens boarding school on the Wind River Reservation would strike students with rulers if they dared to … Continue reading

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NPR on Boarding Schools

NPR’s Morning Edition is running a two-part piece on boarding schools. For the government, it was a possible solution to the so-called Indian problem. For the tens of thousands of Indians who went to boarding schools, it’s largely remembered as … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Language, News | Tagged , ,

Holy Childhood Oral Histories

Here and here are two audio links from recent interviews with survivors of the Holy Childhood boarding school in Harbor Springs, Michigan. From Interlochen Public Radio: Keeping the history of Holy Childhood Linda Stephan HARBOR SPRINGS 2007-09-28   A Michigan … Continue reading

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