Recent Legislation

Recent Legislation: Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act

November 21, 2020

From the 1860s until the 1970s, the U.S. government operated Indian boarding schools intended to expedite assimilation: the early proponents of this system believed it would “[k]ill the Indian . . . and save the man.”  Recently, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill to establish the Truth…

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