- By Native News Online Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Monday that the final visit for “The Road to Healing” will take place in Bozeman, Montana on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) will be accompanied by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Wizipan Garriott (Rosebud Sioux Tribe).
The final stop of “The Road to Healing” tour will be its 12th stop in a journey that began in Anadarko, Oklahoma in July 2022. “The Road to Healing has gone across the country to provide Native survivors of the federal Indian boarding school system and their descendants an opportunity to share their experiences.
Secretary Haaland launched the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative to shed light on the troubled history of Federal Indian boarding school policies and their legacy for Indigenous Peoples. In May 2022, the Department released Volume 1 of an investigative report as part of the Initiative, which calls for connecting communities with trauma-informed support and facilitating the collection of a permanent oral history.
Trauma-informed support will be available on-site during the events, which will be memorialized as part of the effort to capture first-person stories. The listening session will began at 10 am - MT.
Since July 2022, Haaland and Newland made stops in Anadako, Oklahome; Pellston, Michigan;Rosebud, South Dakota; Gila River Indian Community, Arizona; Many Farms, Arizona; Tulalip Indian Reservation, near Seattle, Washington; Onamia, Minnesota; and Riverside and Rohnert Park, California.
Upcoming “The Road to Healing” Tour Stops
Sunday, October 22, 2023 | Anchorage, Alaska,
Sunday, October 29, 2023 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sunday, November 5, 2023 | Bozeman, Montana
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