“Carlisle, PA: Site of Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations” Symposium

October 5 -6, 2012
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

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/FAQ.html

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