Archives for Wabanaki Windows

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?

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

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?

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

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


Wabanaki Windows 1/17/17

Producer: Donna Loring
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Dawnland Voices Anthology and Wabanaki News Papers and News Letters by New England Native Authors

Program Topic: Native Writers and Tribal Community News

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is the Anthology Dawnland Voices about? Who contributed
b) What can we learn about Native Communities from those articles in the book?
c) What can we learn about the recent past from a New England Native Perspective in the News Papers and Letters written by New England Native authors?

Dr. Siobhan Senier, Associate professor, English and Women’s Studies University of New Hamshire
Pam Outdusis Cunningham, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member, Council Member, Master Basket Maker.
Carol Dana, Penobscot Nation Elder, Story Teller and Penobscot Language expert

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Wabanaki Windows 11/15/16

Producer: Donna Loring
Guest Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

What’s happening at Standing Rock currently and local solidarity efforts
Racism associated with Trump’s campaign and future concerns

Dawn Neptune Adams, Sunlight Media Collective, Penobscot Nation
Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney, Penobscot Nation
Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

Wabanaki Windows 10/18/16 (Originally aired: 11/20/12)

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Holidays and Native American Stereotypes

Program Topic: October and November Holidays Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month
a) What is the image of Native People projected by these holidays
b) What is the myth about Thanksgiving
c) What lessons can we learn from this

Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine Orono
Jamie Bisonnette, Chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State

NOTE: This program originally aired 11/20/12