- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The Presbyterian Church of America has apologized for the experiences of Native Americans at boarding schools that had ties to the church.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/2ekJCJq) a group of people who attend a Presbyterian church in the state gave the official apology at the end of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Saturday.

Convention co-chairman Jerry Isaac thanked the church and said he hoped other governments and groups take similar action.

The apology calls the boarding schools an ill-conceived system of assimilation and cites the physical, sexual and emotional abuse that took place.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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