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  • 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

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

    Program Topic: Cultural Historic Preservation Projects for the Penobscot Nation

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Tribal Preservation Officer’s responsibilities
    b) Preserving old Photos and Stories that go with them
    c) Recreation of the Ancient Tribal Chief’s Cuffs and Collar and headdress and their meaning.

    Guests:
    James Francis, Director of the Cultural Historic Preservation Department/Penobscot
    Chris Sockalexis, Tribal Preservation Officer

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

    Issue: National level issues

    Program Topic: Major issues facing the Penobscot Nation on a National level

    Key Discussion Points :
    a) Background of Federal/ State and Land Claims of the Penobscot Nation
    b) Efforts to improve the self- determination of the tribe
    c) Maine Indian Land Claims controversial issues
    d) Federal Indian Law is not being applied in Maine

    Guest:
    Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

    No Comments