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National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in Mpls

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National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

The recent discovery of children buried in unmarked graves in residential schools in Canada has prompted calls to action in both Canada and United States. We have been looking specifically at Indigenous people in Minnesota whose families have been affected by boarding schools. Michael Lyons is the producer of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo and he recently talked with Maggie Montgomery about his grandparent's experience.

We also checked in with a MN based nonprofit - The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition - and talked with executive director Christine Diindiisi McCleave.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.