The “Road to Healing” for Native Americans is headed for Michigan, Aug 13th.

Ray Doyah, the first to speak on his experiences at an Indian boarding school, bows his head as he listens to others speak at a meeting to hear about the painful experiences of Native Americans who were sent to government-backed boarding schools designed (photo from Native News)

The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative “Road to Healing” is headed for Michigan in August.

Neely Bardwell reports that the Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland, and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland are headed for Pellston, Michigan to make their 2nd stop on the “Road to Healing Tour on August 13th. “Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa (LTBB), located in Harbor Springs, MI where the boarding school Holy Childhood was located, is hosting this event. All 35 Tribal Nations from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa have been invited to participate in this listening session,” Bardwell said.

The “Road to Healing” sessions provide trauma support for Native survivors of the federal boarding schools and their descendants. Participants have an opportunity to talk to others about their experiences. Trauma-informed support will be available on-site.

See Neely Bardwell’s article, “Road to Healing set for Pellston, Michigan on Native News.

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