October 10, 2022
8:30 PM – 10:45 PM
University Union 102 and Online
Film Screening: Home From School: The Children of Carlisle
Film screening of “Home from School: The Children of Carlisle” (2021). A conversation will follow facilitated by Charlotte Kennedy. In the late 19th century, tens of thousands of Native American children were removed from their families and tribal homelands to boarding schools where they were stripped of their languages, traditions and culture in the name of assimilation. It is a painful era for Indigenous peoples across the country not often covered in U.S. history books. The documentary “Home From School: The Children of Carlisle” dives into the history of Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the first off-reservation government-funded boarding school for Native American children. The film chronicles the modern-day journey of Northern Arapaho tribal members seeking to recover the remains of Arapaho children more than 100 years after they fell mortally ill and were buried on the school grounds.
Introduction and discussion with Charlotte Kennedy. Come in person or register for the online webinar.
Charlotte Kennedy is Quuiich (Lower Umpqua), a tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Suislaw. An artisan, musician, activist, public speaker and educator, she served on her tribe’s first Language Committee and cofounded Honor Our Story, a soon-to-be non-profit. She is mother of two who loves painting, sewing, crafting, hiking, plants, and laughter.