The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Nebraska. But for decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. That mystery may soon be solved thanks to efforts by researchers who pored over century-old documents and maps, examined land with specially trained dogs and made use of ground-penetrating radar in search of the lost graves.
The US Senate passes Rounds’ bill creating a congressional charter for Native American vets group…The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Mike Rounds to create a federal charter for the nonprofit National American Indian Veterans (NAIV). “There are many congressionally chartered veterans service organizations, but none that solely represent the interests and needs of Native American veterans,” Sen. Rounds said. “Our bill would change that by recognizing the mission and authority of the NAIV with a congressional charter.” In May 2021 Senator Rounds introduced Bill S. 1725 with nine original cosponsors, including lead cosponsor U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján democrat of New Mexico to establish a congressional charter for NAIV, which is headquartered on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Reservation.