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Dawnland Signals 7/16/20: Tribal Sovereignty

Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Production assistance: Jeffrey Hotchkiss

Dawnland Signals: Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland

Program Topic: Tribal Sovereignty
-What is tribal sovereignty?
-What does it look like for tribes to practice sovereignty?
-What can Mainers do to respect tribal sovereignty?

Guests: Mark Chavaree, Penobscot Nation; Michael Corey Hinton, Passamaquoddy Tribe; Penthea Burns, REACH Board Co-chair

About the hosts:

Esther Anne, Passamaquoddy from Sipayik, joined the Muskie School of Public Service in 2003 where she works on projects that engage and benefit tribal communities including facilitating the Maine tribal-state Indian Child Welfare Act workgroup and creating child welfare resources with the Capacity Building Center for Tribes. She had a primary role in the creation and establishment of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Maine-Wabanaki REACH. Esther now serves as secretary for the REACH Board of Directors and on the REACH Communications Committee. Esther lives on Indian Island and her family includes adult children and a grandbaby.

Maria Girouard bio to follow

Dawnland Signals 6/18/20: Remembering the Truth Commission in Maine

Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Production assistance from Jeffrey Hotchkiss

A look back at the truth commission process five years after the report

-Most memorable moments of the truth commission process
-The impact of the TRC report and the truth-telling process on Wabanaki and Maine communities
-What lessons from the TRC process might be helpful in addressing current issues

Guests: Carol Wishcamper, Sandy White Hawk, and Gail Werrbach – all served on the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Dawnland Signals 5/21/20: Food as Medicine

Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Production assistance from Jeffrey Hotchkiss

-Impacts of colonization on Wabanaki well being
-Current projects related to decolonizing our diets
-What decolonizing our diets looks like

Guests:
Alivia Moore, Penobscot tribal citizen, Board Co-chair for Maine-Wabanaki REACH, Co-founder Eastern Woodlands Rematriation.
Brian Altvater, Passamaquoddy tribal citizen, Health and Wellness Coordinator for Maine-Wabanaki REACH, founder Shoodic Riverkeepers

Dawnland Signals DEBUT 4/16/20: The Power of Talking Circles

Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland. Today’s topic: The Power of Talking Circles

What is a talking circle?
How are talking circles used?
How can talking circles can be used?

Guest: Alivia Moore, Penobscot tribal citizen, circle facilitator for Maine-Wabanaki REACH