Bringing History Home
We honor the Pawnee people on whose land the Genoa school was built and the thousands of children from at least forty tribal nations who attended the school. We offer this site to their descendants and communities, who have survived and persevered despite the US government’s attempt to eradicate Indian cultures and sovereignties.
The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project conveys our wishes for healing and justice to the Indigenous peoples of Canada in the wake of ongoing discoveries of mass graves of Indigenous children on the former sites of Canada’s Indian residential schools. We are grateful to U.S. Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland for launching the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative, the first major federal investigation into the U.S. government’s Indian boarding school policy.