NCAI Weighs in on Discovery of Remains of 215 Children at Indian Residential School in Canada
June 4, 2021
WASHINGTON - The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the largest American Indian national organization, has weighed in on the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Indian residential school in British Columbia.
The NCAI, which passed two different resolutions in the past decade on the issue, is calling for transparency and accountability for historical and generational trauma caused by boarding schools that was a program of the federal government that operated on the mantra to "Kill the Indian, Save the man."
The goal was to strip Native Americans of their culture and language so that the Indigenous boys and girls would become "Americanized."