Dawnland Signals 8/20/20: Tribal Language Revitalization

Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Production assistance: Jeffrey Hotchkiss

Dawnland Signals: Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland

Key Discussion Points:
-How our guest first got involved in language work
-Language learning as an act of healing/resilience
-Language revitalization projects our guest has been involved in

Guest: Carol Dana, Penobscot Language Keeper

About the hosts:

Esther Anne, Passamaquoddy from Sipayik, joined the Muskie School of Public Service in 2003 where she works on projects that engage and benefit tribal communities including facilitating the Maine tribal-state Indian Child Welfare Act workgroup and creating child welfare resources with the Capacity Building Center for Tribes. She had a primary role in the creation and establishment of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Maine-Wabanaki REACH. Esther now serves as secretary for the REACH Board of Directors and on the REACH Communications Committee. Esther lives on Indian Island and her family includes adult children and a grandbaby.

Maria Girouard bio to follow