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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 (Registration for this event is closed.)
  • Tour of Carlisle Industrial Indian School  – $5 (Registration for this event on Thursday and Saturday is closed. The Sunday tour is still available but advance registration is required.  A $5 fee is requested for transportation.)

See the “Directions” tab above for travel and parking information to Dickinson College.  Registration is located at the ATS Lobby (#19 on the printable campus map).  A link to the printable campus map is also available here.

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

Please note: The discounted room rates are available only through August 31.