Chemawa Indian School families seek answers, healing through federal investigation

Though it’s just beginning, the federal investigation into burials at Indian schools across the United States has sparked renewed hope that those affected — including the relatives of the children buried at Chemawa’s cemetery in Salem, Ore. — will get the answers and acknowledgment they’ve sought for decades. 

Read the project here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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