Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Production assistance: Jessica Lockart, WMPG
-The Maine historic environment of the 1800’s setting the stage for Indian court cases
-Murch v Tomer 1842 first important precedent setting case for Maine Indian Law
-State v Newell 1892 resulting devasting court opinion
Professor Harald Prins Historian and expert on Wabanaki History Emeritus at Kansas State University.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Darren Ranco, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member, Chair of Native American Studies University of Maine Orono.
About the host:
Donna M Loring is a Penobscot Indian Nation Tribal Elder, and former Council Member. She represented the Penobscot Nation in the State Legislature for over a decade. She is a former Senior Advisor on Tribal Affairs to Governor Mills. She is the author of “In The Shadow of The Eagle A Tribal Representative In Maine”. Donna has an Annual lecture series in her name at the University of New England that addresses Social Justice and Human Rights issues. In 2017 She received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Humane Letters from the University of Maine Orono and was given the Alumni Service Award. It is the most prestigious recognition given by the University of Maine Alumni Association. It is presented Annually to a University of Maine graduate whose life’s work is marked by outstanding achievements in professional, business, civic and/or Public service areas