Home From School, The Children of Carlisle

Virtual Film Screening (watch between May 1-5th)

Virtual Panel Discussion - May 5th, 7:30 pm est 

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"Kill the Indian in him, and save the man" was the guiding principle of the U.S. government-run Indian Boarding School program starting in the late 19th Century. The program removed tens of thousands of Native American children from their tribal homelands, and through brutal assimilation tactics, stripped them of their languages, traditions and culture. The students were forced through a military-style, remedial education. Most children returned emotionally scarred, culturally unrooted with trauma that has echoed down the generations. Many students never returned home, having died at the schools. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into history of the flagship federal boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follows the modern day journey of the Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of three children who died at Carlisle over 100 years ago. To move forward they need to heal from the past, and in doing so they forge the way for other tribes to follow.  

Virtual Film Screening 

You will receive a viewing link for the film the week preceding the panel event. Watch between May 1st and May 5th, at a time that works for you. 

Virtual Zoom Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 5th, 7:30 pm est. You will receive a link upon registering. The panel will include a q&a session. 

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Mike Forcia, Panel Host
Chairman AIM Twin Cities


 

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Elk Bear (Hehakapa Mahto, Delwin Fiddler)
Founder and Executive Director  of PAZA, Tree of Life

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Tamara St. John

Tribal Archivist, Sisseton Wapheton Oyate, member of the SD House of Representatives
 

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Sean Shultz

Mayor of the Carlisle Borough Council  

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Paul Crane Tohlakai

a Dineh (Navajo) drum maker

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James B. Todd

An ordained United Methodist pastor in Eastern Pennsylvania

 

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Jordan Dresser

Chairman of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, Home From School Associate Producer

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Bitahnii Wayne Wilson

A Dineh/Navajo Baha'i

medicine man 

 

Edward Upright and Amos LaFromboise Buried at Carlisle Are to Come Home This Summer

After a century and a half in Pennsylvania, two Oyate boys buried at Carlisle, Edward Upright (Spirit Lake Nation) and Amos LaFromboise (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) are to return home this summer, an effort led by Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate historian, Tamara St. John. To Read More Click Here

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In Partnership with Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and 

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