Burial sites found at 53 Native American boarding schools: Interior Dept

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By Brad Brooks (Reuters) -An Interior Department investigation into the dark history of Native American boarding schools in the United States has found “marked or unmarked burial sites” at some 53 schools, Secretary Deb Haaland said on Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American cabinet member, announced the investigation last year. In releasing preliminary findings Wednesday during a press conference in Washington, she spoke through tears and in a choked-up voice. “The federal policies that attempted to wipe out Native identity, language and culture continue to manifest in the pain tribal c…

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