Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Jeffrey Hotchkiss, Zoom recording technician
Dawnland Signals highlights indigenous topics not immediately represented in mainstream media and is meant to share, inspire, and inform. Join co-hosts Maria Girouard and Esther Anne as they engage in critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland.
Our guests this month are Wabanaki REACH Board member Nolan Altvater, Passamaquoddy of Sipayik who serves as Curator of Education for the Abbe Museum, and Julia Gray, Executive Director, Wilson Museum, Castine, and Abbe Museum Trustee. You won’t want to miss this conversation about decolonizing museums and its challenges, transformations, and impact on Wabanaki communities.
About the hosts:
Esther Anne, is a Passamaquoddy from Sipayik who lives on Indian Island and serves on the Wabanaki REACH Board of Directors.
Maria Girouard, Penobscot from Indian Island, is Executive Director of Wabanaki REACH, a statewide organization working toward truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland. Maria is a tribal historian with a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Maine and a special interest in the Maine Indian Land Claims. Maria has devoted years to community organizing, environmental stewardship and activism, and growing food in tribal communities.