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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

A day of remembrance

Spokane Tribe hosts memorial to children who perished at Indian boarding schools


Last updated 10/9/2021 at 9:32am

Drew Lawson | The Times

Spokane tribal member Mark Ramos performs a ceremonial dance during a drum ring song traditional to the Spokane Tribe of Indians during a Day of Remembrance ceremony at Fort Spokane Thursday, Sept. 30.

FORT SPOKANE-A grassroots event organized by several members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians resulted in a solemn reminder and heartfelt memorial to children who died at Indian boarding schools through disease. The event, held at Fort Spokane Thursday, Sept. 30, was one of several held nationwide on the unofficial Day of Remembrance.

Several families and visitors, around 100 total, sat south facing the porch of Fort Spokane, where the event was staged. Many wore orange as a symbol to remember the deceased children at boarding schools.

Fort Spokane served as one of many Indian boarding sch...

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