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Event Fosters Awareness And Healing

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Dan Bross
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KUAC

A gathering was held in Fairbanks yesterday (Sun) to mourn and raise awareness about historic abuse, neglect, and forced assimilation of Native children at government and church run residential schools in the US and Canada. The Fairbanks event and others like it in both countries follow the discovery last month of the remains of 215 indigenous children buried at a residential school in British Columbia, which closed in the late 1970’s.