Archives for Wabanaki Windows

Wabanaki Windows 2/17/15

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Environmental/Allies/River (EAR)

Program Topic: Land Claims compare and contrasting Media then and now

Key Discussion Points:
a) Media environment existing around the Land Claims in the 60’s and 70’s
b) Media environment existing today
c) Importance of Allies in educating and the public and advocating for issues

Guest: Maria Girouard

PPH Article:

Wabanaki Windows 12/16/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

From Donna Loring:

On December 20th 2011 we did a show with a group called the Portagers. The Portagers were members of Senior College who were lead and taught by Christina Looper Baker. Christina passed away on Jan18th 2013 from complications of a stroke. At that time she was advocating for Wabanaki people. She wanted the historic truth to be taught in our schools and Native voices to be heard. The Portagers have continued on and are still meeting and addressing issues in support of Wabanaki People.
We are re-airing that show today in her memory as a tribute to her tireless advocacy for truth and justice for the Wabanaki people.

This program is dedicated to the memory of my friend and fellow advocate
Christina Looper Baker. I know She would want me to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays !

You can find the archive of the original broadcast here:

Wabanaki Windows 11/18/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Review of Tribal State issues with Re-elected Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

Program Topic: Challenges facing the Maine Tribes in 2014

Key Discussion Points:

a) What was the Tribal State Relationship over the past decade?

b) What if anything has changed?

c) What is happening with the River Case?

e) How can we change things for the better?

Guest: Re-elected Chief Kirk Francis of the Penobscot Nation

Wabanaki Windows 10/21/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Fifty Years of history and injustice for Passamaquoddy Tribe

Program Topic: Passamaquoddy history mid 1960’s

Key Discussion Points:

a) Woodard”s series of 29 chapters of Unsettled in the Portland Press Herald/ Racism in the surrounding community
b) Fairness in law enforcement/emergency services/judicial system
c) Will there ever be justice for this community?

Colin Woodard, award winning writer and journalist for the Portland Press Hareld

Wabanaki Windows 8/19/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Historical background of the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act/ Manahan letter

Maine Indian Land Claims what was it like back then?

Key Discussion Points:
What was the racial tone at that time?
What was the media saying?
How does this relate to the Manahan editorial?

Sherri Mitchell, esq. Penobscot Nation Tribal Member and Director of the Land Peace Foundation
Maria Girouard, Native Rights and Environmental Activist and Penobscot Nation Tribal Member

Wabanaki Windows 7/15/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women in Canada

Key Discussion Points:
a) Royal Canadian Mounted Police Report
b) Meaning of Report Statistics
c) Is a national inquiry needed?

Assistant Professor Rebecca Sockbeson, Penobscot Tribal member University of Alberta Ca
Associate Professor Alex Wilson, Cree Tribal member Manitoba Ca, University of Saskatchewan Ca

Wabanaki Windows 6/17/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine Indian Land Claims and REACH

Key Discussion Points:
a) Historical Context of the Maine Land Claims Settlement Act
b) State of Maine’s Paradigm towards the Maine Tribes
c) Truth and Reconciliation’s REACH Organization

Maria Girouard, Penobscot Nation Tribal Council Member and REACH Coordinator

Wabanaki Windows 4/15/14

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: Wabanaki /State TRC Progress

Program Topic: TRC REACH and The Commission

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is REACH/Meaning of the word
b) The Commission and the experience of being a TRC Commissioner
c) What lessons can were learned from this

Esther Attean, Passamaquoddy Tribal member/ staff member of Muskie Institute USM and REACH
Maria Girouard, Penobscot Tribal/Council member and REACH Wellness Coordinator
Mathew Dunlap/ Secretary of State of Maine/Commission member