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A survivor shares her experience at a Native American boarding school

A makeshift memorial for the dozens of Indigenous children who died more than a century ago while attending a boarding school that was once located near in Albuquerque, N.M. (Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)
A makeshift memorial for the dozens of Indigenous children who died more than a century ago while attending a boarding school that was once located near in Albuquerque, N.M. (Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)

Survivors of Native American boarding schools testified last week in Washington that physical and sexual abuse was rampant in those institutions.

Survivor Ramona Charette Klein, a retired educator and an enrolled member of the Turtle Band of Chippewa in Belcourt, North Dakota, spoke to us about her traumatic experience in one of those schools.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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