Archives for Wabanaki Windows

Wabanaki Windows 4/17/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Opioid Epidemic in Maine and Native Communities

Key Discussion Points:
a) What are the drugs of choice?
b) What are their effects on Family and Communities?
c) Recovery over Incarceration
d) Justice System and an Alternative Solution

Guests:
Professor Marcella Sorg, Research Professor, Anthropology Consultant with the Office of the Chief Medical Examer
Robert Bryant, Police Chief Penobscot Nation

Resources:
Treatment Courts in National Spotlight
www.nadcp.org/press/treatment-courts-in-national-spotlight/
www.drug-rehabs.org/Maine-Limestone-drug-rehab-treatment.htm
www.bangorrecovery.org

Wabanaki Windows 2/20/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: John Greenman

Indigenous wisdom and spiritualism: Sherri Mitchell’s new book Sacred Instructions

Key Discussion Points:
a) background and foundation
b) Understanding where we are now
c) The Path Forward

Guest:
Sherri Mitchell esq. Author of Sacred Instructions

Wabanaki Windows 1/16/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Decolonization

What is the definition of Decolonization?
Can we Decolonize our Institutions of power such as our government and our Universities?
How do we effect change is it possible?

Guests:
Ambassador Maulian Dana of the Penobscot Nation
Dr. Darren Ranco, Wabanaki Center University of Maine Orono
Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson, University of Alberta Canada
Cinnamon Catlin-Leguto, Director of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor Maine

Wabanaki Windows 11/22/17

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Current Mascot Issue in Wells and Skowhegan Maine: Mascot symbolism and effects on young people

Key Discussion Points:
What is wrong with using Sports Team Mascots?
Events in Wells and Skowhegan?
How does mascot symbolism effect the future of Native youth?

Guests:
Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana
Dr. Darren Ranco University of Maine Wabanaki Center
Dr. Maureen Smith Retired, Former Director of Native Studies, University of Maine Orono

Wabanaki Windows 8/15/17

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Nationally renowned Native Playwright William YellowRobe Jr.

Key Discussion Points:
a) William YellowRobe’s experience in play writing
b) William Yellowrobe will do a short Reading of his play ‘Half Truth’
c) What prompted the creation of this play?
d) What is the meaning of the play?

Guest: William YellowRobe Jr.

Wabanaki Windows 6/20/17

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Joel Mann

Native Prophecies/ Opening of the Eastern Door

-What are some of the prophecies?
-Are they relevant to current events?
-What choices do we have today according to prophecy?

Guest: Sherri Mitchell Esq. Penobscot Tribal member, Attorney and Founder of Land Peace Foundation

FMI:
healingturtleisland.org/
www.welcomehome.org/rainbow/prophecy/prophecies.html
The Mishomis book:the voice of the Ojubway by Edward Benton-banai

Wabanaki Windows 4/18/17

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: John Greeman

Program Topic: Indian Child Welfare Act

Key Discussion Points:
What is the Indian Child Welfare Act? (ICWA)
What is Goldwater Institute? Why is it against ICWA?
Why is ICWA so important to Tribal Nations?

Guests:
Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court
Sherri Mitchell Esq. Penobscot Tribal member and Attorney
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap

Wabanaki Windows 3/22/17

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Guest Cohost: Sherri Mitchell
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine Indian Tribal State Commission/Suffolk University Law Report

Program Topic: History of Maine Indian Tribal State Commission/ Results if Law Study

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is MITSC?
b) What was the Suffolk Law Report about.
c) What were the conclusions

Guests:
Nicole Friedrichs J.D.,LLM in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
Jamie Bissonnette, Chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission

FMI: maineindianclaims.omeka.net/