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HomeVideoSchools tried to forcibly assimilate Indigenous kids. Can the U.S. make amends?

Schools tried to forcibly assimilate Indigenous kids. Can the U.S. make amends?


A mass grave with the remains of 215 children was recently found near the now-closed Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada, exposing a dark history of forcibly assimilating Indigenous people. Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland announced a federal initiative Tuesday that will “uncover the truth and the lasting consequences of these schools” in the U.S. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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