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  • Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topic: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Knopf, 2005) by Charles Mann.  An interview with the author and Penobscot Elder Arnie Neptune

    How did the regions throughout the indigenous world differ demographically, ecologically, and in origin?  How do the scientific world and spiritual beliefs compliment each other in indigenous history?  Comparison of what has been taught in schools and perpetuated in media, versus the true history of indigenous civilizations- development, agriculture, relationship with the environment,

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  • Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Rhonda Frey

    Topic: Opposition to Quoddy Bay LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) in downeast Maine and Canada

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  • Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topic: The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor and Sieur De Monts, Maine: The evolving relationship of the Abbe with the Wabanaki Tribes, the Abbe’s collections, exhibits and programs

    Guests: Dr. Francine Cararo, Executive Director, Abbe Museum; Raney Bench, Education and Programs Coordinator, Abbe Museum; Dr. Darren Ranco, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and member of the Penobscot Tribe

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  • Producer/host: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topic: Tribute to the life and works of MicMac (Mi’Kmaq) Poet, Rita Joe

    Guests:

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  • Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Guests: Penobscot Chief Kirk Francis and Former Chief and current Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises Economic Development Consultant Tim Love.

    Topics: PIN Rx and economic development projects,including proposed slot machines, wind power and manufacturing

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  • Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco
    Special guest host: Denys Millar

    Topic: The book, “The Life and Traditions of the Red Man” and family, of Joseph Nicolar

    Guests: Charles Shay, Grandson of Joseph Nicolar; James Eric Francis, Tribal Historian

    Who was Joseph Nicolar? Why is his book so important?  What resources are there available on culture?

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  • Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Topic: History of Federal Indian Law and Policy: What were some of the treaties tribes had with the United States and how did Indian Law and policy evolve? Discussion of the issues of tribal self-determination, tribal sovereignty, trust responsibility, and the historic and current role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Guest: Thomas Bird Bear, Adjunct Professor of Indian Law at the University of New Mexico

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  • Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

    Note: Due to technical difficulties, a few minutes of the program were not recorded

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