Federal Action on U.S. Boarding Schools Inches Forward

This story was originally published by ICT, a close publishing partner of Cronogomet. The U.S. is beginning to face its Indian boarding school history. Both the U.S. Congress and the Catholic Church took visible steps forward last week in officially taking action on an issue that has long been ignored in the U.S. Unlike Canada, which embarked on addressing its residential school history in 2007, the U.S. has largely overlooked its Indian boarding school history, which served as the inspiration for Canada’s schools with forced attendance and harsh assimilationist policies. On Thursday, June 13, a bill pending in Congress that…

Grand Ronde’s Vision for Willamette Falls

At tumwata village, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde plan to create a mixture of public, cultural and commercial use overlooking Willamette Falls at the site of the old Blue Heron Paper Mill.

A Safe Space for Two-Spirit People Since 1999

A community-based volunteer organization known by many as BAAITS was born 25 years ago in California. ‘We’ve really evolved as an organization. I’m really glad to see where it is now.'