Letter to Native Americans

Posted on May 26, 2022 in: General News

Letter to Native Americans

As you may or may not know, last year the United States Department of the Interior announced a federal Indian boarding school initiative to review the treatment of Native Americans. The initial report revealed the cruel treatment Native American children endured at more than 400 boarding schools across the country, which sought to assimilate children by stripping them of their rich culture and heritage. These actions are clearly shocking, and sadly, we know many institutions, including the Catholic Church, played some role in this disturbing effort. Read Archbishop Etienne letter to Native Americans here in response to this.