Dawnland Signals 7/15/21 Creative Changemakers: Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group

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

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

MIAG: The Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group

-How MIAG was started
-What MIAG provides
-Advice to those who want to be changemakers

Founding members of MIAG Mia Beale and Ron Nicholas Siviski, Maliseet

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.