Archives for Wabanaki Windows

Wabanaki Windows 6/19/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Does the US Constitution protect Native Americans?

Key Discussion Points:
How does the normal US Citizen view the Constitution?
Does the Bill Of Rights Cover Native People?
Why do we need the Indian Civil Rights Act?

Guests:
Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court
James Campbell, host of Notes from the Electric Cottage, WERU,
Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native Programs and Director of the Wabanaki Center University of Maine Orono.
Law professor Robert J. Miller Sandra Day O’connor College of Law Arizona State and Adjunct faculty at Lewis and Clark School of Law Portland Oregon.

Suggested Resources:
www.encyclopedia.com/politics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/american-indians-and-constitution
www.flashpointmag.com/amindus.htm

Wabanaki Windows 5/15/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Handling of Penobscot Cultural Materials: Historic signing of MOU between UMO & Penobscot Nation

-Background of the signing of the MOU
-Areas of Clarification and agreement
-Standard practices agreed upon
-Recognition and Respect for Penobscot Culture

Guests:
Ambassador Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation
Dr. Darren Ranco Wabanaki and George Mitchell Center
Dr. Jane Anderson New York University

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