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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Nationally renowned Native Playwright William YellowRobe Jr.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) William YellowRobe’s experience in play writing
    b) William Yellowrobe will do a short Reading of his play ‘Half Truth’
    c) What prompted the creation of this play?
    d) What is the meaning of the play?

    Guest: William YellowRobe Jr.

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Native Prophecies/ Opening of the Eastern Door

    -What are some of the prophecies?
    -Are they relevant to current events?
    -What choices do we have today according to prophecy?

    Guest: Sherri Mitchell Esq. Penobscot Tribal member, Attorney and Founder of Land Peace Foundation

    The Mishomis book:the voice of the Ojubway by Edward Benton-banai

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: John Greeman

    Program Topic: Indian Child Welfare Act

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is the Indian Child Welfare Act? (ICWA)
    What is Goldwater Institute? Why is it against ICWA?
    Why is ICWA so important to Tribal Nations?

    Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court
    Sherri Mitchell Esq. Penobscot Tribal member and Attorney
    Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Guest Cohost: Sherri Mitchell
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Maine Indian Tribal State Commission/Suffolk University Law Report

    Program Topic: History of Maine Indian Tribal State Commission/ Results if Law Study

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is MITSC?
    b) What was the Suffolk Law Report about.
    c) What were the conclusions

    Nicole Friedrichs J.D.,LLM in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
    Jamie Bissonnette, Chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission

    FMI: maineindianclaims.omeka.net/

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  • Producer: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Dawnland Voices Anthology and Wabanaki News Papers and News Letters by New England Native Authors

    Program Topic: Native Writers and Tribal Community News

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the Anthology Dawnland Voices about? Who contributed
    b) What can we learn about Native Communities from those articles in the book?
    c) What can we learn about the recent past from a New England Native Perspective in the News Papers and Letters written by New England Native authors?

    Dr. Siobhan Senier, Associate professor, English and Women’s Studies University of New Hamshire
    Pam Outdusis Cunningham, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member, Council Member, Master Basket Maker.
    Carol Dana, Penobscot Nation Elder, Story Teller and Penobscot Language expert

    Websites for more information:

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  • Producer: Donna Loring
    Guest Host: Amy Browne
    Studio Engineer: John Greenman

    What’s happening at Standing Rock currently and local solidarity efforts
    Racism associated with Trump’s campaign and future concerns

    Dawn Neptune Adams, Sunlight Media Collective, Penobscot Nation
    Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney, Penobscot Nation
    Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Holidays and Native American Stereotypes

    Program Topic: October and November Holidays Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month
    a) What is the image of Native People projected by these holidays
    b) What is the myth about Thanksgiving
    c) What lessons can we learn from this

    Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine Orono
    Jamie Bisonnette, Chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State

    NOTE: This program originally aired 11/20/12

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: North Dakota Access Pipeline part 2

    Program Topic: Largest gathering of Tribes in 100 years

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Any new developments in the courts
    b) Corporate Oil and it’s destruction of Native Land?
    c) Attempt to cover up its use of force against Native people at site
    d) What can we do to support the Human and Civil Rights of the Tribes?

    Sherri Mitchell, Esq.Director of the Land Peace Foundation. she is a Native Rights and Environmental Activist and a Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
    Former Passamaquoddy Tribal Representative Matt Dana just back from Standing Rock
    Tara Houska, Tribal Rights Attorney and National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth working closely with Winona LaDuke. Tara is at the Standing Rock Camp site.

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