Cultures + Generations + Hearts + Connected
Home From School, The Children of Carlisle
Virtual Film Screening (watch between May 1-5th)
Virtual Panel Discussion - May 5th, 7:30 pm est
"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.
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.
The Event is offered by donation for the benefit of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children Brooklyn Bridge Prayer Walk, Oct. 2022 and to assist the Spirit Lake Nation and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate efforts bring their children home.