The Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, became the model for two dozen off-reservation Native American boarding schools in the U.S. and Canada as well as on most Indian reservations.

From 1879 to 1918, over 8,500 students were transported to Pennsylvania to be enrolled in CIIS.

Past conferences have brought workshops, a keynote speaker, and panel discussions to broad regional and national audiences. 

Learn More About Past Conferences

2014 – American Indians in Show Business: How the Carlisle Indian School Influenced the Entertainment World Yesterday and Today

Program and Talks

2016: Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy


2018: Places of Memory and the Unfolding Stories from the Carlisle Indian School

Program and Talks

2020: Virtual Conference

Home From School Panel

Denise Lajimodiere – Keynote