Addressing The Impacts of “Indian” Boarding Schools on Native Americans
Keywords:Native Americans, boarding schools, healing
This study examines the long-term consequences of Indian boarding schools on US Native Americans. Because these organizations created historical sorrow, we shall offer alternatives. Based on research and personal experience, this paper recommends allowing access to records, teaching boarding school history, embracing traditional healing, and altering the remaining boarding schools to encourage truth-telling. Healing from the past requires certain activities. Legal issues make financial restitution unlikely in the US. Native communities should receive awareness and specific help. This strategy yields more realistic and useful future solutions. Indians need time and practice to recover from major trauma.
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