Producers/Hosts: Maria Girouard, Esther Anne
Engineer: Jeffrey Hotchkiss
Critical conversations of truth, healing, and change in the Dawnland: Justice and Healing
Healing to Wellness Court: A model for restorative justice
-How did the concept for a healing to wellness court come to be?
-What experiences can you share?
-Throughout this process, what feels most significant?
Guests: Penobscot Tribal Nation Court: Magistrate Judge Rhonda DeContie (Penobscot/Algonquin), and Chief Judge Eric Mehnert
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.