Carlisle Indian Boarding School

At the turn of the 20th century, the federal government created boarding schools in an attempt to assimilate Indigenous children into “American society.” The lasting legacy of the boarding school era devastated Native cultures across North America.

Now, people all across the country demand accountability and working to bring the remains of boarding school students home. 

One student is the first Alaska Native student buried in a cemetery at the former Carlisle school in Pennsylvania to return to Alaska. 

Sophia Tetoff wanted to come home. 

The remains of an Alaska Native student buried more than 100 years ago at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania will return to Alaska. 

Beginning June 19, the U.S Army will begin the process to return the remains of 10 Native students buried at the Carlisle school. 

According to a U.S. Army news release, nine students are from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and one student -- Sophia Tetoff is identified as an Alaskan Aleut. 

New Kodiak park dedicated to Alutiiq ancestors uprooted from their homeland

Jul 5, 2019

The Kodiak Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Repatriation Commission has been working for years to recover artifacts and human remains of the community’s ancestors. As part of that effort, a new park in downtown Kodiak is dedicated to ancestors uprooted from their homeland.