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‘Healing Needs to Take Place:’ Wind River Superintendent on Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools

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St. Stephens Indian School is a former federal Indian boarding school that now operates under the control of the Bureau of Indian Education and the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes.

A conversation with Superintendent Frank No Runner of St. Stephens Indian School, a former boarding school located on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation, about the generational trauma inflicted by the schools.

The recent discoveries of two mass graves containing the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children in Canada has disturbed both our northern neighbor and the U.S.

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Credit Courtesy of Frank No Runner
Superintendent Frank No Runner poses with his niece, Mariah Juneau, during her 2021 graduation from St. Stephens Indian School.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland also announced the launch of a new effort last week to investigate the loss of human life and lasting impact of former federal Indian boarding schools, which aimed to strip Indigenous children of their Native languages and culture.

 
KHOL Radio in Jackson, Wyoming spoke to Superintendent Frank No Runner of St. Stephens Indian School, a former boarding school located on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation.

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