An Overview of Native American Boarding Schools

In the 1800s, Native American Boarding schools were opening in America and Canada to teach the Indigenous peoples English and assimilate them to American/Canadian society. Native American’s were seen as savages and it was “assumed that it was necessary to “civilize” Indian people, make them accept white men’s beliefs and value systems” (nativepartnership.org), despite them …

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Podcast Leads To Breakthrough In Missing Person Cold Case

In May 1996, California Polytechnic State University student Kristen Smart (19) attended an off-campus party with some friends. At around 2am, fellow students Paul Flores and Sheryl Anderson were accompanying an intoxicated Kristen Smart home after finding her passed out on the lawn. Sheryl split off from Kristen and Paul part of the way back …

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June and Jennifer Gibbons: The Silent Twins

Born in Barbados in 1963, identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons were inseparable. When the twins were three, the family moved to Wales as part of the Windrush movement. Now, it’s not unusual for twins to have a language between themselves, but the Gibbons twins took it a bit further; they would only communicate with …

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