Once a boarding school, a college now aims to reclaim education for Native people

The federal government is investigating the more than 400 Native American boarding schools that once operated in the U.S. And as that investigation continues, some Indigenous people are pushing to reclaim a system that once persecuted them. Boarding schools used education as a weapon to assimilate Native people in a strategy historians have called cultural genocide. Colorado Public Radio’s Stina Sieg reports.

Joslynn Lee’s first experience of science was as a little girl on the Navajo Nation.

JOSLYNN LEE: And it was really with my grandma, my nelly. She helped me look at different plants, and this was when we were herding goats.

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