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Interior Leaders Hear Poignant Testimonies at the Beginning of the "Road to Healing" Tour at Oklahoma Indian Boarding School

 

Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Indian Affairs Bryan Newland and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland listen to testimony from Indian boarding schools survivors. (Photo/Levi Rickert for Native News Online)

ANADARKO, Okla. - In the packed Riverside Indian School gymnasium on Saturday, July 9, 2022, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) and Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Indian Community) began the Road to Healing Tour.

Haaland and Newland were joined by other Interior Department staff, numerous Oklahoma tribal officials, tribal community members, and several survivors of the Riverside Indian Boarding School.

Haaland said she wants to use her position as Secretary of the Interior for the good to address the intergenerational impacts caused by the Indian boarding schools.

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