Pertinent articles on Indian Nation child abuse.
SEATTLE – In one of the largest settlements in the Catholic church’s sweeping sex abuse scandal, an order of priests agreed Friday to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who were abused at the order’s schools around the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The settlement between more than 450 victims and the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus also calls for a written apology to the victims and disclosure of documents to them, including their personal medical records.
“It’s a day of reckoning and justice,” said Clarita Vargas, who said she and her two sisters were abused by the head of St. Mary’s Mission and School, a former Jesuit-run Indian boarding school on the Colville Indian Reservation near Omak, Washington state, in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The abuse began when they were as young as 6 or 7, she said. “My spirit was wounded, and this makes it feel better.” . . .
Many of the abuses happened in remote villages and on reservations. The order was accused of using those areas as dumping grounds for problem priests. . . .
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