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  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Review of Tribal State issues with Re-elected Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

    Program Topic: Challenges facing the Maine Tribes in 2014

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) What was the Tribal State Relationship over the past decade?

    b) What if anything has changed?

    c) What is happening with the River Case?

    e) How can we change things for the better?

    Guest: Re-elected Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Fifty Years of history and injustice for Passamaquoddy Tribe

    Program Topic: Passamaquoddy history mid 1960’s

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) Woodard”s series of 29 chapters of Unsettled in the Portland Press Herald/ Racism in the surrounding community
    b) Fairness in law enforcement/emergency services/judicial system
    c) Will there ever be justice for this community?

    Guest:
    Colin Woodard, award winning writer and journalist for the Portland Press Hareld

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Historical background of the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act/ Manahan letter

    Maine Indian Land Claims what was it like back then?

    Key Discussion Points:
    What was the racial tone at that time?
    What was the media saying?
    How does this relate to the Manahan editorial?

    Guests:
    Sherri Mitchell, esq. Penobscot Nation Tribal Member and Director of the Land Peace Foundation
    Maria Girouard, Native Rights and Environmental Activist and Penobscot Nation Tribal Member

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women in Canada

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Royal Canadian Mounted Police Report
    b) Meaning of Report Statistics
    c) Is a national inquiry needed?

    Guests:
    Assistant Professor Rebecca Sockbeson, Penobscot Tribal member University of Alberta Ca
    Associate Professor Alex Wilson, Cree Tribal member Manitoba Ca, University of Saskatchewan Ca

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Maine Indian Land Claims and REACH

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Historical Context of the Maine Land Claims Settlement Act
    b) State of Maine’s Paradigm towards the Maine Tribes
    c) Truth and Reconciliation’s REACH Organization

    Guests:
    Maria Girouard, Penobscot Nation Tribal Council Member and REACH Coordinator

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Wabanaki /State TRC Progress

    Program Topic: TRC REACH and The Commission

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is REACH/Meaning of the word
    b) The Commission and the experience of being a TRC Commissioner
    c) What lessons can were learned from this

    Guests:
    Esther Attean, Passamaquoddy Tribal member/ staff member of Muskie Institute USM and REACH
    Maria Girouard, Penobscot Tribal/Council member and REACH Wellness Coordinator
    Mathew Dunlap/ Secretary of State of Maine/Commission member

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) and Museums

    Program Topic:THPO duties

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Duties as Museum Educator
    b) Mystic Museum, Pequot Museum, Bangor Historical and Abbe
    c) Various Programs and projects

    Guests: Jennifer Pictou, Member Aroostook Band of Micmacs and Tribal THPO

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Donna Loring
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Current issues fro the Penobscot Nation and the Wabanaki Tribes in Maine

    Program Topic: Present Tribal State Relations

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of current controversial issues
    b) A discussion of the River Case, Elvers Issue, CDC case
    c) Involvement of the AG/What should we do?

    Guest: Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Indian Nation

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