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Albuquerque Memorial to honor the burial site at 4-H Park

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From 1882 to 1933, the cemetery was just minutes from the Albuquerque Indian School, where children – who were forced out of their homes and families – were stripped of their language, culture, and identity.

Dawn Begay, CABQ’s Native American Affairs Coordinator, said: “Unfortunately, while so many of these children were in boarding school, they died from a variety of circumstances, whether it was an illness or an illness. illness, disease, injury or any other cause.

As the city moves forward with plans to convert the park into a memorial, officials are searching for answers.

“Due to lost or damaged records, we have limited information about the identities of children, staff or community members who have passed away and may be buried at the School cemetery,” Begay said. Albuquerque Indian School.

They want to know who these children are and learn more about the loved ones they have left behind.

“Every child or person who has died, and possibly buried, has someone who has not returned home,” says Begay.

So the city is asking anyone with any information on those who have passed away and are buried here to share it.

“Any parts of the research they may have been involved in, so we can help fill in the missing pieces, but also share how this piece of history has impacted them and their loved ones. . We also want to make sure this doesn’t happen” doesn’t happen again, or history wiping doesn’t happen again. “

For more information about the AIS cemetery at 4-H Park and events organized by the city, click here.

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Yasmin Harisha

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