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Reckoning with the Past: Native Boarding Schools

Portrait of a group of young Apache people as they attend a boarding school.

July 30, 2021 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, extended coverage of the federal government’s effort to document the truth about Native boarding schools. Interior secretary and former New Mexico congresswoman Deb Haaland announced the investigation this summer, on the heels of gruesome discoveries of mass graves at Canadian boarding school sites. Correspondent Antonia…

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MMIW Crisis Gets National Attention

A demonstrator wearing a beanie depicting four feathers, and a red handprint covering their mouth.

May 7, 2021 – The movement on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has broadened to include transgender and other Indigenous relatives. In recent years, with the help of trusted members of Native communities, leaders, and even celebrities, focus on cases and calls for justice has stayed before the eyes of the public and…

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