Home From School: The Children of Carlisle
Native American Heritage Month is held during November, and is nationally-recognized as a month to celebrate Native Americans; past, present, and future.
On November 10 and 11, join CSU’s Native American Cultural Center, RamEvents, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and ACT Human Rights Film Festival for the documentary film screening Home From School: The Children of Carlisle followed by a moderated Q&A.
Q&A panelists include Jordan Dresser, Tribal Chairman and Associate Producer; Yufna Solider Wolf, former Director of the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office; and Geoff O’Gara, film director. Free and open to the community.
“Kill the Indian in him, and save the man” was the guiding principle of the U.S. government run Indian boarding school system starting in the late 19th Century. The program removed tens of thousands of Native American children from their tribal homelands, and through brutal assimilation tactics, stripped them of their languages, traditions and culture. The students were forced through a military-style, remedial education. Most children returned emotionally scarred, culturally unrooted with trauma that has echoed down the generations. Many students never returned home, having died at the schools. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into history of the flagship federal boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follows the modern day journey of the Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of three children who died at Carlisle over 100 years ago. To move forward they need to heal from the past, and in doing so they forge the way for other tribes to follow.
November 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at CSU in Behavioral Sciences A101. Film screening and post-film Q&A with Jordan Dresser, Yufna Soldier Wolf, and Geoff O’Gara. Parking. Covid-19 policy. Free and open to all. Please remember to bring and wear your mask.
November 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at The Lyric. Film screening and post-film Q&A with Jordan Dresser, Yufna Soldier Wolf, and Geoff O’Gara . Covid-19 policy. Free and open to all. Please remember to bring and wear your mask.
Reservations are not required. All are welcome. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more events celebrating Native American Heritage Month, please visit CSU’s Native American Cultural Center website.