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 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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