Toward the end of our session about our diocese’ relationship with The Wabanaki Peoples, a question asked about providing advocacy details regarding HR 5444 / B 2907, the “Truth & Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools in the U.S.”, an act which is being reviewed in our Congressional House Natural Resource Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples in Washington D.C.

HR 5444 is being reviewed and rewritten in this subcommittee now, and written testimony letters supporting it have been requested by this subcommittee.  They have to be submitted electronically before May 26, to [email protected] to be read by subcommittee members and entered into their permanent records.