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South Dakota House Passes Resolution Acknowledging Boarding Schools

 

The South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, S.D.

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota State House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, acknowledging and honoring the survivors of American Indian boarding schools. House Concurrent Resolution 6014 was introduced and sponsored by State Rep. Peri Pourier (D-Pine Ridge), who is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

"This passage from the House of Representatives speaks volumes towards reconciliation," said South Dakota Representative Peri Pourier to Native News Online. "The acknowledgement of the suffering and abuse while honoring survivors' resiliency is long overdue."

The resolution was adopted in a 52-17 vote.

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