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History Echoes Through Public Media Programming Honoring Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Home From School, a documentary that explores the history of Indian boarding schools, airs on Independent Lens during November, the centerpiece of Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month programming airing on PBS and streaming on PBS.org and the PBS video app.
The film, by Geoffrey O’Gara and Sophie Barksdale, follows a delegation of Northern Arapaho elders and youth who traveled in 2017 from the Wind River Indian reservation in Wyoming to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania to retrieve the remains of three children who died there in the 1880s. The Caldera Productions film, co-produced by Vision Maker Media, airs at 9 pm on November 23 (check local listings), just five months after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative. This comprehensive review of the legacy of federal boarding school policies seeks to identify boarding school facilities and sites, locate student burial sites at or near school facilities, and identify the children interred and their Tribal affiliations.