Wabanaki Windows 7/20/23: ICE The Ralph Proctor Transcript, Part I

Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Other credits: Technical assistance for the show was provided by Joel Mann, WERU Orland 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.

This month: This episode reveals the third and final transcript revealing the testimony of Ralph Proctor. Ralph Proctor was hired by the committee to do research and present a detailed report about the history of the Tribes and the responsibility of Maine towards the Tribes. He presents his findings and recommendations to the Committee.

These transcripts are from the 1942 Maine Legislative Research Committee. Much like the Nixon tapes they are a smoking gun that reveal in the Legislators own words a long-range plan to eliminate the Maine Tribes.

Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court
Professor Harald Prins, a Native of the Netherlands, a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and an Emertus at Kansas State University

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. Donna received a second Honorary Doctorate from Thomas College in May of 2022