Archives for Penobscot Nation

Bangor Area Commons 5/5/11

Producer/Host: Meaghan LaSala
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topics: First, a brief interview with Charlene Francis about the Penobscot Nation’s hosting of the Mother Earth Water Walk that will pass through the Bangor area on Sunday 5/8 on its way from Machias to Bad River, Wisconsin. Then, a conversation about the recent contract agreement between Eastern Maine Medical Center and unionized nurses.

Guests:
Charlene Francis, of the Penobscot Nation organizing events for the Mother Earth Water Walk.
Coralee Giles, President of the Maine State Nurses Association
Jessie Mellott, Eastern Maine Medical Center nurse, Med/Surg floor
Jack McKay, Director of Food and Medicine, Worker Rights Board of Eastern Maine

Wabanaki Windows 6/15/10

Producer/Host: Donna Loring

Guest cohost: Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Cultural and Historic Preservation Department

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Native America Veterans

What is the historical context of native involvement in American wars?  How was Penobscot alliance with France established?  (Family bloodlines with French nobility)  How was Public Law, Chapter 51, LD30, “An Act to Establish Native American Veterans’ Day” introduced and passed?

Guest: James E. Francis, Tribal Historian, www.penobscotculture.org

Wabanaki Windows 4/20/10

Producer/Host:  Donna Loring

Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Topic:  The Penobscot Cultural Website (www.penobscotculture.com)

What resources can be found on the website for educators?  What other valuable information can be found on the website?  And what were the reasons for creating the site (for educators, for tribal citizens and for the general public)?

Guests:

James Francis, Tribal Historian, www.penobscotculture.com

Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Cultural Department

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Wabanaki Windows 3/16/10

Producer/Host: Donna Loring

Guest Cohosts: Maria Girouard and James Francis

Guest: Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation

Topics:  Perceptions and realities of tribal economics and conditions.   Current tribal economic development efforts.  History of tribal-state relations.

Wabanaki Windows 2/16/10

Producer/Host: Donna Loring

Topic: The Christian Doctrine of Discovery

What is the doctrine of discovery?  How does it effect Indians today?  What can be done to combat the doctrine?

Guests:

Maria Girouard, Director, Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation, maria.girouard@penobscotnation.org

Gale Corey-Toensing, Indian Country Today

Resources for learning about the Christian Doctrine of Discovery:

George E. Tinker (Osage/Cherokee), Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide, Augsburg Press, Minneapolis, 1993.

George E. Tinker (Osage/Cherokee),  American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2008.

Newcomb, Steven T. (Shawnee/Lenape), Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, Fulcrum, Golden, CO, 2008.

Miller, Robert J. (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma), Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny, Praeger, Westport, CT, 2006.

United Nations General Assembly “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, 2007, Available for download from UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNPFII, click EN for English language version; also find background information on this website.

Deloria, Vine, Jr (Lakota), God is Red: A Native View of Religion, Fulcrum, Golden, CO, 1973.

Awkwesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation (with Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Jose Barreiro), “Basic Call to Consciousness”, 2005, Book Publishing, Summertown, TN

Aperture, Michael E. Hoffman, Executive Director, “Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices, Aperture, NY, 1995.

Williams, Robert A 1955, Like a Loaded Weapon:

The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America

Copyright 2005 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota

www.doctrineofdiscovery.org

Voices 10/07/08

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributors: Matt Murphy, Cynthia Swan

Segment 1: A Band-Stand In Memory of One of WERU’s Own, produced by Matt Murphy. Matt Murphy, WERU General Manager, interviews Alan Furth, Executive Director of the Cobscook Community Learning Center is Trescott, Maine about an upcoming event at the CCLC. On October 11, 2008, the new outdoor bandstand at the CCLC will be celebrated and dedicated with a full day of music and food. The Don Furth Memorial Bandstand was constructed this summer in memory of Alan Furth’s father. Don Furth was also a long-time WERU volunteer. The bandstand itself is a graceful, arching, post and beam structure with a trapezoid stage to represent a hammered dulcimer, the instrument Don loved and played.
Segment 2: An essay by Cynthia Swan (and/or her cat)

Segment 3: Penobscot Nation Cultural Historian Maria Girard speaking in Orono last week as part of a panel on the Penobscot River Restoration project. Recorded by Matt Murphy, edited by Amy Browne

Indigenous Voices 8/19/08

Producer/Host: Rhonda Frey

Topic: The 2-year term of Penobscot Nation Tribal Chief Kirk Francis

What is the history of the relationship with the state of Maine? What led to the severing of ties with the state? What were Chief Francis’ goals during his 2 year term and what are his plans for the future?

Guest: Honorable Kirk Francis, Tribal Chief of the Penobscot Nation

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