Wabanaki Windows 5/24/22: Tribal Sovereignty in Maine

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Other credits: Technical assistance for the show was provided by Joel Mann WERU Orland Maine and Jessica Lockhart of WMPG Portland Portland Maine.
Music for the show was from the CD Dream Walk by Rolfe Richter

Wabanaki Windows is a monthly show featuring topics of interest from a Wabanaki perspective. The issue this month is: Sovereignty and its meaning: A 2-part series.

We discuss the Maine Land Claims Settlement Act and its effect on Maine Tribal Sovereignty.
We look at Act from a different perspective not just who got what but what was happening on a Federal level at the time of the Maine Land Claims Settlement Act.

Key Discussion Points:
1. National Events in Indian Country in the 1940’s -1980
2. Maine State Court Case Opinions prior to 1980 ACT
3.Micmac Settlement Act how its different


Profs Harald Prins and Darren Ranco.

Prof Prins is a native of the Netherlands he is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and an Emeritus at Kansas State Univ.. Professor Darren Ranco is a member of the Penobscot Nation and an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Studies at the University of Maine.

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