Starting in May 2009, Native riders will cross the country on bicycles to raise awareness of the government's abuse of Native people in boarding schools. The two coast-to-coast bicycle relays will be part of a national education campaign called the 2009 Way Home Tour.
Two Colorado nonprofit groups—White Bison Inc. and and the Ancient Ways of Knowing Foundation—are sponsoring the campaign, which will lead riders to Indian school sites in 17 states.
The groups hope the campaign will bring light to the intergenerational trauma inflicted on Indian people after the first boarding school was opened in Carlisle, Penn., in 1879.
If you want to get the boarding-school story (or any Indian story) out, do a movie like Georgina Lightning's Older than America. Write a novel, TV show, comic book, or pop song on the subject. I'd say people learn more through the popular culture, especially the entertainment media, than through the news.