Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Engineer: Jeffrey Hotchkiss
Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland: Return to the Teachings 2, Wabanaki traditions
-Memories of Passamaquoddy ceremonies and rituals
-The importance of language reclamation and revitalization
-Stories of my Grandmother – a new bi-lingual book
Guest: Wayne Newell, PhD, Passamaquoddy elder, activist, and scholar from Indian Township
About the hosts:
Esther Anne, is a Passamaquoddy from Sipayik who lives on Indian Island and serves on the Wabanaki REACH Board of Directors.
Maria Girouard, Penobscot from Indian Island, is Executive Director of Maine-Wabanaki REACH, a statewide organization working toward truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland. Maria is a tribal historian with a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Maine and a special interest in the Maine Indian Land Claims. Maria has devoted years to community organizing, environmental stewardship and activism, and growing food in tribal communities.