Symposium website: blogs.dickinson.edu/carlisleindianschoolsymposium/
Carlisle is a major site of memory for many Native peoples. Our hope is that this symposium will bring together Native and non-Native scholars, leaders, artists, and community members to share their work, concerns, and perspectives. Collaboratively we want to create a space for sharing, reflection, creativity, and scholarly work. A number of invited speakers will address the following themes as they relate to Carlisle and the region: sites of memory; indigenous educational issues; relocation (or forced migration); trauma and memory: historical and intergenerational; reclamations: culture, language, and land; narratives: oral, written, and visual.
The conference is free, except for the events below, and open to the public. Advance registration is necessary (see registration form)
- Friday evening, October 5: Lakota dinner – $25 (advanced registration)
- Tour of Carlisle Industrial Indian School (CIIS)– $5 fee payable at the time of the Tour; transportation is provided, but advanced registration required (see registration form)
For research questions related to the Carlisle Industrial Indian School and former students, visit http://www.epix.net/~landis/