2022 Fall DLC: Boarding Schools and Broken Promises: Researching Indigenous and Tribal History in Government Documents

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Date Recorded: October 19, 2022


  • Robert Mead, State Law Librarian, Washington State Law Library
  • Eugenia Charles Newton, Navajo Nation Council Delegate and Chair of the Law & Order Committee


This session will highlight the use of Government documents for researching issues critical to indigenous people in the United States. It will focus, in part, on records of harm caused by boarding schools, highlighting Department of Interior Secretary Haaland’s Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a “comprehensive effort to recognize the troubled legacy of Federal Indian boarding school policies with a goal of addressing their intergenerational impact and to shed light on the traumas of the past.”

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