Sophia Tetoff is the first Alaska Native student buried at the former Carlisle school in Pennsylvania to return to Alaska. Tetoff’s relative, and other advocates, hope her story inspires others to seek the return of their ancestors.
Last Saturday, the Alaska Native community and allies gathered at Overstreet Park in Juneau for a candlelight vigil honoring the 215 children found at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Bob Sam of Sitka has been helping repatriate human remains for 30 years. He says the Army wants to the Carlisle school’s repatriation completed in less than a year, and they’re going to foot the bill.