Bipartisan bill establishes Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy

Today, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities. The Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy in the United States Act will establish the first formal commission in United States history to investigate, document, and acknowledge past injustices of the federal government’s cultural genocide and assimilation practices through its Indian Boarding School Policy…

The Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy in the United States Act is cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Denny Heck (WA-10), Kendra S. Horn (OK-05), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Susan A. Davis (CA-53), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Sharice L. Davids (KS-03), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Tom Cole (OK-04), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), and Ben Ray Luján (NM-03).

https://www.indianz.com/News/2020/09/29/bipartisan-bill-establishes-truth-and-healing-commission-on-indian-boarding-school-policy/

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