The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting an effort to record oral histories and digitize records on Indigenous boarding schools. It is contributing $4 million to ensure that stories from descendants and survivors can educate future generations. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a partnership Wednesday. The effort is an extension of a tour launched by the Interior Department to hear often traumatic stories from Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians who were sent to U.S.-funded boarding schools. A report released last year found the federal government supported more than 400 schools that sought to “civilize” Indigenous students.
A Photographer’s decade-long, 600,000 mile journey shows indigenous life in new book. Matika Wilbur, a Swinomish and Tulalip tribal member set out in 2010 to photograph 562 native american tribes in the US, Her book “Project 562” was released on Wednesday KIPI radio will be giving the book away this summer during various radio contests.
Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.