“What is clear is that you cannot tell any community how to do their own healing,” an attorney with the Native American Rights Foundation tells MintPress about healing the historical trauma of boarding schools. “They must define their own process. We cannot impose it.”
Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation and a descendent of one of the people President Andrew Jackson forced to walk the “Trail of Tears,” is one of four candidates in a popular vote for who should grace the next $20 bill.
President Bill Clinton hugs former Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller after presenting her with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House, Jan. 15, 1998. TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma --- Wilma Pearl Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, is one of four candidates in a popular vote to