NewsMoving Forward

Actions

Genoa Indian Boarding School: Reconciling and remembering a painful past

Posted at 4:53 PM, Aug 24, 2021

GENOA, Neb. (KMTV) — A celebration was recently held to remember and pay tribute to the students that attended the Indian Boarding School. The boarding schools have received attention in recent months because of a renewed interest in the abuses that took place in the facilities.

"Native American history is hard, it hurts, it's painful. You have to find a way to reconcile with it. My reconciliation with this type of history is making sure it returns to the people it belongs to," said Susana Geliga-Grazales, a Native American Historian at UNO.

3 News Now reporter Danielle Davis visited the Genoa school, which was one of the largest in the U.S., and brings us a glimpse of why a foundation was formed to preserve its history and why people are working so hard to keep this part of history alive. Watch her report at the top of the page.

SEE MORE: Museum, digital archives preserve history of Nebraska Indian Boarding School

Remembering Genoa: Museum, digital archives preserve history of Nebraska Indian Boarding School

Download our apps today for all of our latest coverage

Get the latest news and weather delivered straight to your inbox

Send story ideas here
Please fill in all required fields below