Archives for Wabanaki Windows

Wabanaki Windows 9/18/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

What’s wrong with Mascots?

Why are Mascots harmful to Native Youth?
How was the issue brought forward to schools with Native mascots.
What is currently being done to educate the public?
What you can do to help.

Guests:
Ambassador Maulian Dana Penobscot Nation
Dr. Darren Ranco Director of the Wabanaki Center /Associate Professor of Anthropology UMO
James Francis, Director of the Cultural and Historic preservation Department Penobscot Nation.

Wabanaki Windows 8/21/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Daniella Zalckman photo journalist/Indian Boarding Schools and their Colonial effect on generations in various Countries.

Key Discussion Points:
a) Daniella’s educational background/what led her into photo-journalism.
b) Why did she choose Indian Boarding Schools as a topic
c) She explains her award winning creative process in developing the photo project
d) The importance of the stories being told.

Guest: Daniella Zalcman, multi award winning photo Journalist

FMI and to view Daniella Zalcman’s work:
dan.iella.net
instagram.com/dzalcman
twitter.com/dzalcman
signsofyouridentity.com
instagram.com/signsofyouridentity
twitter.com/signsofidentity

Wabanaki Windows 7/17/18

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Making of Birch Bark Canoes

How important were Birch Bark Canoes?
What were the various materials used?
What was the process?

Guests:
James Francis, Penobscot Nation Historian and Cultural Director for the Penobscot Nation
Butch Phillips, Penobscot Nation Tribal Elder

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