Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Jeffrey Hotchkiss, Zoom recording technician
Dawnland Signals highlights indigenous topics not immediately represented in mainstream media and is meant to share, inspire, and inform. Join co-hosts Maria Girouard and Esther Anne as they engage in critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland.
we will hear about the progress of Wabanaki REACH’s new truth-telling initiative: Beyond the Claims – Stories from the Land & the Heart. We welcome as guests Kate Russell, Project Coordinator and Tim Love, Project Contributor.
– What was some of the history behind the 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act?
– How did the events around the land claims affect people in Wabanaki communities and beyond?
– What have been some of the learnings in hearing and gathering their stories?
– What are future plans for sharing these learnings?
Kate Russell, Project Coordinator
Tim Love, Project Contributor.
Wabanaki REACH Truth & Peacemaking
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.