Carlisle, PA Symposium — Oct. 5-6, 2012


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.

  • Friday evening, October 5: Lakota dinner – $25 (advanced registration)
  • Tour of Carlisle Industrial Indian School  – $5 (advanced registration for transportation)

For research questions related to the Carlisle Industrial Indian School and former students, click here.

CIIS map created by Jacqueline Fear-Segal for the 2000 Pow Wow