Dawnland Signals 5/20/21 Wabanaki Authors: Storytelling and Writing from a Wabanaki Worldview

Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Engineer: Jeffrey Hotchkiss

Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland: Wabanaki Authors- Storytelling and writing from a Wabanaki worldview

-Authentic Wabanaki representation is important
-Wabanaki have so much to be proud of
-Traditional stories can help us understand and provide guidance about the world today

Morgan Talty, Penobscot, Associate Professor of English at Husson University, author of the book “Night of the Living Rez”; and Suzanne Greenlaw, Malisset artist and PhD student and Gabe Frey, Passamaquoddy artist and master basketmaker authors of the children’s book “The First Blade of Sweetgrass”

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.