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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, right, and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, left, listen as April Hiosik Ignacio, center, speaks of her grandmother's time in an Indian boarding school during a "Road to Healing" event, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at the Gila Crossing Community School in Laveen, Ariz. The "The Road to Healing," is a year-long tour across the country to provide Indigenous survivors of the federal Indian boarding school system and their descendants an opportunity to share their experiences. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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During seventh grade at Phoenix Indian School, Pershlie Ami signed up to go on what the school called an "outing" — promoted as opportunities for Native American students to earn spending money off campus.

By Terry Tang, Associated Press January 24, 2023