Deborah Parker & Dr. Samuel Torres from the National Native American Boarding Healing Coalition will be on this week’s Native Bidaské program on Friday, Feb. 3, at 12:00 noon - Eastern Time.

Parker and Torres will discuss the Road to Healing Tour and other steps the coalition is taking to provide healing for those impacted by the Indian Boarding School Era.

Parker (Tulalip Tribes) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The National Native American Boarding Healing Coalition (NABS). A respected mother and leader, she spent her career working on policy issues in Indian Country. In 2013, she was instrumental in ensuring a tribal provision was included in the Violence Against Women Act (ACT).

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Torres is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition and has been a fundamental part of the team since 2019. Torres first joined NABS as the Director of Research and Programs, where his contributions have included leading research teams through several projects, such as the Indian Child Removal Study with the First Nations Repatriation Institute and the University of Minnesota.

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