Ed. Note: It's time Native People correct the his-story, our-story, and that won't be easy. TL Hentz
A dozen long years ago, we led the congressional effort to issue an official apology by the U.S. government to Native peoples. Now it's time for the U.S. president to make good on that sentiment and say it publicly.
It’s time — long past time — to officially acknowledge what our country did and to speak an apology. Not only for taking children from Native families, but for the broken treaties and the carnage visited upon First Nations people by U.S. government policy. Without this necessary step, the healing process our community desperately needs cannot truly commence, and we cannot repair the resentment that stems from our troubled past.