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Acknowledging Racial Injustice and Charting the Path to Healing

At the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS), our mission is based on exposing truth, promoting justice, and fostering healing for boarding school survivors and their descendants. And while we may focus on Indigenous people, we believe, as many Native traditions tell us, that all beings are related – and that our ability to thrive is directly tied to the health and safety of all. Read more.

Healing with Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ Relatives

As we near the end of Pride Month, I’m writing to you to lift up and celebrate all our Two Spirit* and Native lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, nonbinary, gender-fluid, pansexual, intersex, and asexual relatives (2SLGBTQ+**)—and to call for healing in our attitudes about gender and sexuality.
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Carrying Prayers to Carlisle

In 2017 I made my first visit to Pennsylvania to participate in a curriculum development institute at Dickinson College that would allow educators to access the archives of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Visiting the present-day location of the Indian School had been on my list of research focuses for some time and it felt very healing as I prepared for the journey. Read more.

Surveying the Records of Pipestone Indian School

NABS is on a mission. Every day, we dedicate ourselves to understanding and addressing the ongoing trauma created by the U.S. Indian Boarding School policy. Read more.

Once you were children, now you are warriors

We are grateful to our friend, Sandy White Hawk, who presently serves as president of the NABS board of directors. We are thankful for her leadership, wisdom and kindness, and we are honored that she has shared with us a reflection she authored... Read more.

Decolonizing Coronavirus: Returning to Traditional Indigenous Prevention Strategies in the time of COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, I watched a Facebook video, of our tribal Chairman, Mark Fox, of the Three Affiliated Tribes, discussing the first positive case of COVID-19 on our reservation. Read more.


Truth in History: Examining Indian Boarding Schools in California.
Part 1: Understanding and Addressing the Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools through Examining Records
Wednesday, July 29, 2020  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT

Part 2: Reviewing the Records and Histories of Indian Boarding Schools in California
Wednesday, August 5, 2020  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT

Part 3: Sharing and Contextualizing the Sherman Indian Museum
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT

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Job Announcement for Full-time Operations Manager

Do you have a demonstrated attention to detail with a desire to work towards social justice in the U.S.? Come work for the only national Native coalition focused on truth, healing, and justice for the U.S. Indian Boarding School Policy and impacts. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced Operations Manager for our Minneapolis office. Read more.

Murphy and Heaton Selected for NABS 2020 Digital Archives and Research Summer Internships

The program supports efforts to collect, research, digitize, and archive historical data on U.S. boarding schools – a key part of the NABS mission. Read more.

2019 Webinars Now Available

All ten episodes from the 2019 Webinar Series are now available on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe!

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