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Please read the disclaimer below for further information before proceeding.

For all readers, especially educators and researchers, we encourage a thoughtful and respectful approach to the subject matter. Remember that the intention of this toolkit is to promote understanding, healing, and foster asset-focused community building, but it may not be suitable for all audiences. By choosing to read this toolkit, you acknowledge the potential emotional impact it may have. 

This toolkit is a valuable resource for those seeking to understand the historical context and impacts of U.S. Indian boarding schools and provides actionable steps, exercises, and discussion guides on how to address those impacts in AI/AN communities. However, we must acknowledge that its contents may be emotionally challenging for some readers. The information presented in this toolkit delves into forced assimilation, cultural erasure, and the enduring trauma experienced by AI/AN people. Readers should be aware that encountering this material can evoke strong emotional reactions, including sadness, anger, and grief. It is crucial to exercise caution while engaging with this toolkit and to prioritize self-care. If you are an AI/AN person, this content may resurface intergenerational trauma. Please seek support from your community, mental health professionals, or cultural healers as needed.

For all readers, especially educators and researchers, we encourage a thoughtful and respectful approach to the subject matter. Remember that the intention of this toolkit is to promote understanding, healing, and foster asset-focused community building, but it may not be suitable for all audiences. By choosing to read this toolkit, you acknowledge the potential emotional impact it may have.

Proceed with sensitivity, compassion, and a commitment to promoting awareness and justice for AI/AN communities.

Download the PDF version of The Tribal Boarding school Toolit For Healing here: