Tribal elders recall painful boarding school memories

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland listens to the painful experiences of Native Americans who were sent to government-backed boarding schools designed to strip them of their cultural identities, Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Anadarko, Okla. Native American tribal elders who were once students at government-backed Indian boarding schools testified Saturday about the hardships they endured, including beatings, whippings, sexual assaults, forced haircuts and painful nicknames. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Tribal elders recall painful boarding school memories