Carlisle Indian Industrial 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.