Dawnland Screening - Portland (March 21st)
A Documentary About Cultural Survival and Stolen Children - The Story of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
"In Maine, a historic investigation—the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the United States—begins a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities. Collectively, these tribes make up the Wabanaki people." - Adam Mazo / Ben Pender-Cudlip
The feature-length documentary Dawnland follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.
A discussion facilitated by Maine-Wabanaki REACH Board of Directors Chair, Penthea Burns will follow the film. The event will be followed at noon with a brief service and lunch, provided.
View the Dawnland Trailer: https://vimeo.com/227346667
This event is hosted by St. Luke's - Society of Companions of the Holy Cross and is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding scheduling a REACH event in your community or organization, contact us at http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/contact_us
143 State St
Portland , ME 04101
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