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Andrea Smith

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Boarding School Abuses, Human Rights, and Reparations

This article analyzes the Boarding School Healing Project, which seeks to build a movement for reparations for American Indian boarding school abuses as part of a larger global reparations strategy for colonialism. This project rearticulates violence within Native communities as the continuing effect of human rights violations perpetrated by state policy; it frames the ending of gender violence as an anti-colonial strategy.

American Indians, women, violence, reparations, boarding schools, human rights

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 31, No. 4 (2004): 89-102.