Producer/Host: Donna Loring
Other credits: Technical assistance for the show was provided by Joel Mann, WERU Orland Maine.
Music by Ralph Richter, a track called little eagles from his CD Dream Walk
Wabanaki Windows is a monthly show featuring topics of interest from a Wabanaki perspective.
This month: In this episode we review the readings of the 1942 Transcripts and their incredible revelations of the Long Term Strategic Planning of the State to assimilate and eliminate the Wabanaki Tribes and the impact these discussions have on policy and Tribal State Relations up to this day.
Eric Mehnert, Chief Judge of the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court
Professor Harald Prins is a Native of the Netherlands he is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and an Emertus at Kansas State University.
Professor Darren Ranco, Penobscot Nation Tribal Member, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Studies at the University of Maine.
Our Special Guest will give a view from the Federal Indian Law and Human Rights Perspectives on the Transcripts and Strategic Long Term State Plan to eliminate the Tribes.
Special Guest Law Professor/ Attorney Rebecca Tsosie is a Regents Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
Professor Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, is a faculty member for the Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, and she is widely known for her work in the fields of Federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights. She has published widely on sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights. She teaches in the areas of Federal Indian Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Cultural Resources Law. She is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and the California Bar Association. Professor Tsosie serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and as an Associate Judge on the San Carlos Tribal Court of Appeals.
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