NARF congratulates National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition on its recent growth


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Join us in congratulating the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) on the next phase of its journey to justice and healing for Indian Country as it hires its first staff member and expands its Board of Directors in an effort to jumpstart the Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation process in the United States.  Read the full press release.

NARF has been a founding sponsor of NABS.  We helped NABS become established as a non-profit corporation in 2012, and acted as its fiscal agent during the period of growing its operational capacity.  NARF continues to be committed to the work of the Coalition and represents NABS as its official legal counsel through NARF Staff Attorneys Don Wharton and Brett Lee Shelton.

The Coalition was created as the result of a 2011 Symposium focused on the federal Indian Boarding School policy that was co-sponsored by NARF, the Universities of Colorado and Wyoming Law Schools, and the Boarding School Healing Project of the Seventh Generation Fund.  NABS focuses on working to foster awareness of, and healing from, the harms visited by the Boarding School Policy on Native people, families, communities, and nations.

Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

Left to right: Chief Wilton Littlechild, Denise Lajimodiere, Sarah Eagle Heart, Jerilyn DeCoteau, Elicia Goodsoldier, Sandy White Hawk, Christine McCleave, Chase Iron Eyes, and Andrea Carmen. (Not pictured: Marlene Helgamo, Patricia Whitefoot, Don Wharton, and Brett Shelton.)