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MN Lawmakers Respond to Border Kidnappings

In fact, the Administration’s policy brings to mind the shameful cultural genocide of the late 1800’s, when, in the name of ‘civilization,’ thousands of Indian children were taken from their parents and put into government boarding schools – forced to change their names, learn English, wear Western-style clothing and convert to Christianity. The devastating effects of what amounted to state-sponsored kidnapping are still being felt today in Indian Country, where rates of drug abuse, suicide and crime are often far higher than the norm.