The Impact Of Colonialism On The Tlingit

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The Tlingit of today are putting into action talking about their boarding school experiences in the 1800s in order to heal themselves and generations’ still suffering from it. The nonprofit local urban Native Corporation is using the stories to create a curriculum for K-12 about the impacts of colonialism on the Tlingit people. As I discussed in one of my previous blogs, from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, the federal government split up families and forced the Native children into boarding schools to become civilized. Many were also raised in orphanages. The generations after them suffer because their parents or grandparents were living in a hostile environment where they not only didn’t receive love, care, or attention, but were beaten

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