The federal government will investigate the tragic legacy of American Indian boarding schools through a new program that will search for and identify remains of children who did not return home. The initiative follows the grim discovery of previously undocumented remains of 215 children on the grounds of a Canadian residential school. Also, the Supreme Court ruled that Alaska Native Corporations can receive a share of federal funding for COVID-19 relief. And Shawnee leaders travel to the Serpent Mound in Ohio to educate tourists and new agers about the significance of the area to their tribe.
Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) – Chief Executive Officer of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Matthew Fletcher (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) – law professor at Michigan State University’s college of law and author of the “Turtle Talk” blog
Mary Annette Pember (Red Cliff Ojibwe) – national correspondent for Indian Country Today
Break 1 music: Battlefields (song) Twin Flames (artist) Omen (album)
Break 2 music: Mewasin Oma (song) Cree Confederation (artist) Kihtawasoh Wapakwani-Beautiful Flower (album)