Dawnland Signals 8/19/21: Land Back and the Passamaquoddy Tribe

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

Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland: Land Back and the Passamaquoddy Tribe

-How the Passamaquoddy Tribe was dispossessed of their land
-The history of reacquiring Tribal lands
-The emotional, spiritual, and cultural significance of reclaiming land

Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy elder, historian and Historic Preservation Officer; Dale Mitchell, Passamaquoddy elder at Sipayik, land steward

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 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.