Written by MALINDA TRILLER DORAN
Published: 29 November -0001
Call for Proposals: "Carlisle Journeys: Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy"
October 7-9, 2016
The Cumberland County Historical Society is proud to announce its second biennial symposium on the history of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) for October 7-9, 2016, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. We are seeking proposals for presentations related to the theme of this year’s event, “Celebrating the American Indian Sports Legacy.” We welcome proposals from tribal members, community historians, scholars, CIIS descendants, activists, and students. We are seeking presentations that explore the past, but also ones that look at the present and to the future of American Indians in sports.
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School left an indelible mark upon the sports that Indigenous Americans have played over the past century and a half. Our goal is to spark conversations about identity, cultural preservation, stereotypes, inequality, inclusion and innovation.
. Proposals sent through the mail should be sent to: Carlisle Journeys, Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013. Call 717-249-7610 for more information. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.