Archives for Wabanaki Windows

Wabanaki Windows 11/17/15

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

Wabanaki Windows 10/20/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Seven Eagles Media and N”We Jinan Youth Project with David Hodges

Program Topic: Creating Original Songs

Key Discussion Points:
Is there hidden talent in Native Communities ready to be discovered?
How does this enhance the self- image of Native Youth?
Does this opportunity give them an out let for their Talents and hope for the future?

Guests:
David Hodges, Music Educator and Hip Hop Artist from Montreal Quebec
Julian Loring, a Young Adult Rapper and Penobscot Nation Tribal Member

FMI:

www.facebook.com/werufm
www.facebook.com/nwejinan

Wabanaki Windows 9/15/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Environmental issues and update on River case

Program Topic: Environment and Wabanaki Struggles for Clean Water
Key Discussion Points:
a) Historic background on Environmental issues vs State
b) Working with Allies
c) Action we can take to educate the public

Guests:
Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation
Maria Girouard, Penobscot Tribal Member and Founder of Dawnland Environmental Defense

Wabanaki Windows 7/21/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Wabanaki/ Newly Appointed Dean of the Maine School of Law/ Director of Admissions

Key Discussion Points:
a) Getting to know the New Dean and Director of Admissions
b) New programs / future Projects and Community outreach
c) Admissions process and Financial Aide available to students

Guests:
A) Danielle Conway, Dean of the Maine School of Law
B) Caroline Wilshusen, Director of Admissions

Wabanaki Windows 6/16/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Wabanaki/ State Tribal Relations update

Program Topic: Tribal/State Relations Recent Developments

Key Discussion Points:
a) Background leading up to permanent break with the State
b) Issues of Sovereignty, The meaning of the word
c) The Permanent withdrawal of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Representatives from the Maine State Legislature

Guest: Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

Wabanaki Windows 5/19/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: TRC (Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission) Findings

Key Discussion Points:
a) TRC Background
b) Commission work in various Tribal Communities
c) Commission Findings

Guests:
Carol Wishcamper TRC Commissioner
Maria Girouard, Former co-host and Penobscot Tribal Member/REACH Wellness Coordinator

Wabanaki Windows 4/21/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Racism in its various forms

Program Topic: Racism in places of power
Key Discussion Points:
a) What is the definition of Racism?
b) Is there Racism in our Institutions of power such as our government and our law enforcement agencies?
c) How do we recognize it and address it?

Guests:
(A) Professor David Gillborn Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education Editor, ‘Race Ethnicity and Education’ Department of Education & Social Justice School of Education University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
(B) Penobscot Nation Police Chief Robert Bryant

Wabanaki Windows 2/17/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Environmental/Allies/River (EAR)

Program Topic: Land Claims compare and contrasting Media then and now

Key Discussion Points:
a) Media environment existing around the Land Claims in the 60’s and 70’s
b) Media environment existing today
c) Importance of Allies in educating and the public and advocating for issues

Guest: Maria Girouard

PPH Article:
www.pressherald.com/2015/02/17/maine-voices-state-should-drop-lawsuit-that-would-grab-river-from-penobscot-nation/