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Indigenous Nations Heritage Month


Every Child Matters: Boarding and Residential School Awareness

The time for healing is now

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

Our Mission: To lead in the pursuit of understanding and addressing the ongoing trauma created by the U.S. Indian Boarding School policy.


The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) accepted a grant from the Department of the Interior (DOI) to conduct video interviews with Indian boarding school survivors across the United States to create a permanent oral history collection.

NABS has built trust within the American Indian and Alaska Native community with our experience in collecting survivors’ stories in a healing-informed way. Since our inception, we have demonstrated exceptional care and respect in working with survivors in healing spaces, finding the sharing of one’s lived experience to be of critical importance in their journeys. The courage of Indian boarding school survivors has inspired others to come forward in recent years, and many continue to express their desire to share their stories, often for the first time.