About Jim Kent

Jim Kent is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. A freelance writer and radio journalist who currently lives in Hot Springs, S.D., Jim can be heard on a variety of radio programs including National Public Radio, South Dakota Public Radio, and National Native News Radio. He is also a columnist for the Rapid City Journal and a guest columnist for the Lakota Country Times.

Former editor of The New Lakota Times, and a correspondent with a variety of Native American newspapers, Jim’s commentaries have appeared in national and international publications including U.S. News & World Report, Bergen Record (NJ), Suburban Trends (NJ), New York Daily News, Roanoke Times (VA), The Observer (OR) and American Heritage Magazine.

Jim also worked as an interviewer for the award-winning CBS-TV animated series, Creature Comforts. He can be reached at kentvfte@gwtc.net.

Native American Boarding Schools Left Mark for Life

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Jim Kent: Enter the boarding school system, which Native American children would be forced to attend and where they would be “assimilated” into the dominant Western European culture.

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