Jordan Anderson is a reporter for the Medill News Service and Medill Investigative Lab at Northwestern University. She has written for the Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee Magazine. and WFSU Public Media.

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In U.S., Reckoning Over Church-Run Indigenous Boarding Schools Begins

by Jordan Anderson 03-10-2022

Cross Lake School on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Image via

Across the nation, Catholic Church leaders are beginning to reckon with their institution’s role in operating Indigenous residential schools and the lasting consequences these schools left on Native American communities. One state seeing growing momentum to address this history is Minnesota, which had 15 boarding schools; Catholic groups operated at least eight of them.