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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineers: Amy Browne & Matt Murphy

    Issue: North Dakota Access Pipeline– Largest gathering of Tribes in 100 years

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

    Guests:
    Sherri Mitchell, Esq., Director of the Land Peace Foundation. she is a Native Rights and Environmental Activist and a Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
    Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson University of Alberta, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member
    Chief Kirk Francis, Chief of the Penobscot Nation

    FMI:
    www.seveneaglesmedia.org/
    www.democracynow.org/
    www.honorearth.org/
    www.btlonline.org/2016/seg/160916bf-btl-hall.html
    bsnorrell.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: The production of The Transformer Tales Play

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is the story based on?
    What lessons were learned from the play
    Will Glooskape return?

    Guests:
    Amy Roeder, Director, of the play
    Carol Dana, Penobscot Language expert/Consultant
    Carmella Bear, Penobscot youth actor
    Margo Lukens, Prof Consultant

    View the Skicin Generation music video mentioned on the show : www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOJPy_z29Hw

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring

    Issue: River case, East West Highway and the Settlement Act

    Program Topic: River Case/Environment

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Where are we now with the River Case?
    b) How does the East West Highway issue connect with the River Case?
    c) How does the Settlement Act affect the case?

    Guest: Sherri Mitchell, Director of the Land Peace Foundation

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring

    Issue: River case update/ Tribal Representatives

    Program Topic: River case and Tribal State issues

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the current status of the River case?
    b) What is the current status of the Tribal Representatives
    c) How will the Tribes move forward outside of the State Legislature

    Guests:
    Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Mascot issue

    Program Topic: Mascot issue Skowhegan High school

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) why is the mascot issue so i
    b) why being used as a mascot is so offensive
    c) next steps/how to help

    Guest: Maulian Dana Smith

    Watch a video of this interview, here: www.seveneaglesmedia.org/videogallery/mascot-issue/

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Native American slavery in New England

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Background, slavery in Europe, UK, Spain, Africa and Caribbean
    b) Economics of slavery in New England
    c) Slavery as the cause of Pequot and King Phillips Wars
    e) Wabanaki influence on British policy towards Indian slavery and later influence on African slavery during the Civil War and in Court cases afterwards

    Guest:
    Dr. Margaret Ellen Newell, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and author of ‘Brethren by Nature’ about New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: River Sovereignty

    Program Topic: Penobscot Nation V Mills et els.

    Key Discussion Points:
    Case background
    Court findings
    Choices moving forward

    Guest: Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: 50th Anniversary of Peter Francis Murder at Peasant Point/Creation of a Joint Investigative Task Force by United South and Eastern Tribes/ First time in history to investigate crimes against their own Tribal members

    Program Topic: Searching for Justice for family and community

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Establishment of a United South and Eastern Tribes Investigative Task Force
    b) Investigate what happened and the effects of a failed justice system
    c) Task Force as model for rest of Indian Country

    Guests:
    Michael Corey Hinton, Great grandson of Peter Francis and an attorney for Akin Gump a prestigious law firm in Washington DC
    Penobscot Nation Chief, Kirk Francis
    USET Chair of its Criminal Justice Committee Robert Bryant

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