A nationwide effort to resolve a shameful portion of American history is underway.
Here are deets about the effort that now seems to be gaining momentum . . .
The Truth and Healing Commission would investigate federal and mission boarding schools, which operated from the late 1800s into the 1900s. The schools were seen largely as an attempt to obliterate native society and culture from Indigenous children, who were often abused and sometimes killed.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kans., a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and only the second Native American woman elected to Congress. There are 61 co-sponsors, six of whom are Republicans. All five Democrats in Arizona’s House delegation are co-sponsors.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would create a commission to investigate Indian boarding schools, despite Republican concerns over the scope and power of the commission. The Truth and Healing Commission would investigate federal and mission boarding schools, which operated from the late 1800s into the 1900s.