“The best things about today were the love connections, the history and the hope”
REACH believes in the value of education to bring about truth, healing and change and we are committed to collaborating with other groups, organizations and individuals who share our vision.
See the calendar of events below that includes REACH and other organizations that are hosting informative events across Maine.
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 07:00 PMHistorical Society of Wells and Ogunquit in Wells, ME
Dawnland, A film by ADAM MAZO and BEN PENDER-CUDLIP
The Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit in their ongoing Conversation with History Series, is sponsoring a public viewing of Dawnland - 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
This broadcast-length version of the 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.
Tom Reynolds, Maine-Wabanaki REACH Organizer and Communications Staffer, will facilitate a follow up discussion with Q&A.
View the Dawnland Trailer: https://vimeo.com/227346667
This event is free and open to the public though RSVP's are appreciated.
Contributions supporting Maine-Wabanaki REACH's ongoing work in Native and Maine Communities are welcomed. Please visit: http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/donate