A tribal leader told about 150 people in attendance at a National Day of Remembrance service Saturday that Indian Country can move forward by seeking truth and reconciliation.
The harms of federal Native American boarding schools did not stop when those who survived eventually left them, panelists said during a virtual forum Friday afternoon.
Shawnee Tribe Chief Ben Barnes marked adoption of Orange Shirt Day by memorializing the estimated 40,000 Indigenous children buried in unmarked graves at residential boarding schools across the United States.
Sept. 30 was designated as a day of remembrance to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of residential schools and honor National Indian Boarding School survivors.
Protesters from the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association and the KU community stuck out the thunderstorm Thursday afternoon to share thoughts, songs and support during a gathering outside of the Spencer Museum of Art, where four panels of Indigenous art installation “Native Hosts” had been vandalized and one was stolen.
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