Congress explores creation of truth commission for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools

By: - May 13, 2022 12:00 pm

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) speaks during a news conference with fellow New Democrat Coalition members outside the U.S. Capitol on May 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. More recently, Davids proposed a bill t establishing a truth commission dedicated to unveiling the traumas Indigenous children experienced at boarding schools. On Thursday, survivors of a U.S. policy that forced Indigenous children to attend the schools testified during a hearing in favor of the bill. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.