Indigenous schools operated between 1831 and 1996 and removed about 150,000 children from their families. Some children were subjected to abuse, rape and malnutrition at schools in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 called "cultural genocide."
In 2020 and 2021, as the coronavirus swept across the United States, life expectancy for Native Americans and Alaska Natives fell by six and half years — an unheard-of decline that has left the researchers aghast.
A hand-painted caribou hide hunting coat from the Cree First Nation of Northern Canada will be returned to what is now known as Quebec, after being part of Bristol’s world cultures collection since the 1830-40s.
When working with Indigenous communities there isn’t one way to be an ally – because every community and individual is different. Every relationship you build needs a different approach. But here are some suggestions that will help you to get started.