May 12, 2022

'Traumatic and violent’: Haaland’s investigation finds 53 ‘burial sites’ of Native American children

Author: Rebekah Sager

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland
In an impassioned speech Wednesday, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet member, announced the findings from an investigation into the violent and racist history of U.S. Native American boarding schools. Strikingly, the report found both marked and unmarked burial sites for children at 53 schools of the 408 schools across the federal boarding system—with more expected to be found as the search continues.
Most importantly, the report con...