In Canada, an apology, $2 billion, and a truth and reconciliation commission were all part of addressing the disastrous effects of residential schools. In the US, there are individuals and non profit groups working towards boarding school reconciliation, but nothing from a government level. The legacy of boarding schools is still something that many Native Nations are struggling to address. On this show, we’ll talk with the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition about their work.
Christine McCleave (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – executive officer for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Jim LaBelle (Inupiaq) – retired professor from the University of Alaska Anchorage and boarding school survivor
Break Music: Generations (song) P. Town Boyz (artist) P. Town Boyz (album)