Search Results for Wabanaki Windows

Wabanaki Windows 11/17/09

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Chief Oren Lyons talk at the University of Maine
How do Native people interact with the natural world? Is the world as we know it sustainable and in balance? What is the bottom line?
Guest: Chief Oren Lyons, traditional Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.

Both the edited version (that aired), and the longer, full version, are archived below.

Wabanaki Windows 10/20/09

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Guests: James E. Francis, Sr., Tribal Historian, Penobscot Cultural and Historic Preservation, james.francis@penobscotnation.org; Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Cultural and Historic Preservation, maria.girouard@penobscotnation.org
How does the myth of Columbus perpetuate stereotypes? What is the Wabanaki perspective of Columbus Day? How has native voice been incorporated into education?
Call in show

Wabanaki Windows 9/15/09

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: LD291, Maine Indian History Law

What is Wabanaki? How is the Maine Indian History Law progressing? What would we like to see for future certification for teaching the law?

Guests: Maria Girouard, Director, and James Francis, Sr., Tribal Historian, Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation Department, www.penobscotculture.org; John Bear Mitchell, Associate Director, Wabanaki Center, UMaine, 207-581-1417

Call in show

RadioActive 9/6/11

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

Program Topic: The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and outreach for commissioner nominations

a) This spring, a Declaration of Intent to commit to a truth and reconciliation process was signed by the Wabanaki tribal governments of the Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Motahkmikuk, the Aroostook Bands of the Mic Macs, the Houlton Band of the Mailiseets and the Maine state government. This is the first of it’s kind Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) process.

b) October 1st is the deadline for nominations for the five commissioners for the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission .

c) Over the next 27 to 33months, commission members will collect stories from the five tribal communities and from non-tribal Maine residents and will compile a final report. The stories expected to be shared will come from both direct experiences and the conveyed experiences of others who were impacted by historically overt federal and state child welfare practices to assimilate indigenous children. The TRC also will observe how the separation of children from their communities has impacted the tribes. The Truth and Reconciliation process aims to collectively recognize history, improve child welfare practices and facilitate a process of decolonization for tribal and non tribal Maine residents.

Guests:
A) Esther Attean Altivator,Passamaquoddy tribal member, Muskie School of Public Service lead staff person on the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission process
B) Carolyn Morrison, Interium Director for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

www.mainetribaltrc.org
mainetribaltrc.org/documents.html
archives.weru.org/wabanaki-windows/wabanaki-windows-62111
archives.weru.org/radioactive/radioactive-52611
fsrn.org/audio/maine-tribes-and-state-leaders-create-first-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-its-kind-us/87
indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/06/08/wabanaki-tribes-maine-sign-historic-foster-care-trc-37338