Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School
For the government, it was a possible solution to the so-called Indian problem. For the tens of thousands of Indians who went to boarding schools, it’s largely remembered as a time of abuse and desecration of culture.
This clip and anecdote always brings tears to my eyes. The boarding school experience still haunts Native peoples to this day and contributes to the many social ills plaguing Native populations. I encourage all Native peoples to learn your Native tongue and culture. Do it for your elders that were robbed of their spirit. You have the opportunity to embrace your Native identity. It can only make you stronger!
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