NYT: Decades of Neglect Show Starkly as Indian Schools Cry Out for Repairs

Here.  An excerpt:

BENA, Minn. — When temperatures drop and snow falls, students bundle themselves in heavy coats inside Marlene Stately’s classroom. Winter comes early and bites hard on this Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, and the pole barn that houses part of the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School offers limited protection from the elements.

“I think we need a new school,” Ms. Stately said last month after her upper-grade students had practiced introducing themselves in the Ojibwe language. “It’s cold here in the wintertime. They’re not comfortable. And how can you learn when you’re freezing?”

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