PBS NewsHour

New York’s Mohawk tribe works to restore their culture

Clip: 11/30/2019 | 8m 59s Video has closed captioning.

For decades, Native American children were forcibly removed from their families and lands to attend boarding schools where English was mandatory and their own languages were forbidden. But in 1979, a small Mohawk tribe in upstate New York formed The Akwesasne Freedom School, where today Mohawk children continue to learn their native language and culture. Jenna Flanagan reports.

Aired: 11/30/19

Rating: NR

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