ISAPD: In the In the Realm of Indigenous Architecture | The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
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October 11, 2022
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
In June 2021, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive effort to recognize the troubled legacy of federal Indian boarding school policies, with the goal of addressing their intergenerational impact and to shed light on the traumas of the past. The federal Indian boarding school policies introduced a new architecture and program to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities in the 19th and 20th centuries. In this program, Joaquin Gallegos (Jicarilla Apache, Santa Ana Pueblo), Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs at the US Department of Interior, will summarize the findings of this extensive and first-ever inventory of federally operated Indian boarding schools.
Joaquin Gallegos (Jicarilla Apache + Santa Ana Pueblo), Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, US Department of Interior