ANADARKO, OK — The Road to Healing tour led by the United States Secretary of the Interior made its first stop in Anadarko at Riverside Indian School.

The tour is aimed at shedding light on the history of federal Indian boarding schools, according to KSWO.

A history that’s painful for many Native Americans.

“Through this effort, we want to not only create a platform for people to share but also help connect communities with trauma-informed support and facilitate the collection of a permanent oral history,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

President Deborah Dotson attended to listen and provide support from the Delaware Nation.

-By Wesley Boone Public Relations 7/10/2022