American Bar Association Calls on Congress to Investigate Indian Boarding Schools
August 11, 2021
CHICAGO - In a resolution with multiple requests, the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, a 597-member policy body, is calling on Congress to conduct oversight hearings on Indian boarding schools. The resolution was adopted by the ABA Monday evening.
The adopted resolution, Resolution 801, also urges all individuals, governments and organizations to support the U.S. Department of Interior's Indian Boarding School Initiative and the Truth and Healing Commission. The new federal effort partners with tribal nations and organizations to investigate the extent to which the United States established forced boarding schools to eradicate Indigenous culture, similar to an effort ongoing in Canada.