Events

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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.

If you would like to bring an REACH Workshop or REACH Educational Presentation to your community, please contact Maine Organizer, Barbara Kates.

See the calendar of events below that includes REACH and other organizations that are hosting informative events across Maine.

 

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims:

    * A presentation with Maria Girouard, Penobscot Nation tribal member and historian

     

    The Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 brought to a close a tumultuous decade in Maine history. Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Tribes had sued the State of Maine for illegal sale and transfer of their aboriginal land. The complex out-of-court settlement that was negotiated was originally framed as a watershed victory for the Tribes but they would come to discover that the written document did not accurately reflect their understanding of the settlement.  

     

     

    This talk will examine intentions and contentions associated with the land claims and the historical context in which the act was framed, and describes ripple effects that have rocked the boat of tribal-state relations ever since.

     Maria Girouard, M.A., of Penobscot Nation is a tribal historian, longtime community organizer, educator, and activist. She is a co-founder of Sunlight Media Collective and The    People’s Garden - a community garden located on Indian Island where she volunteers growing food for community. She is a member of the health committee, census committee, and chairperson of the Economic and Community Development Committee of tribal government.  She was an elected member of Penobscot Tribal Council and director of Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation Department. Maria is the Executive Director for Maine-Wabanaki REACH.

     

     

    This event (FREE and Open to the Public) is co-sponsored by the Cutler Institute and the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Mattson/New York Times Lecture Fund.

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    Bake sale proceeds to benefit the USM Native American Students Alliance.

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Exploring Wabanaki/Maine History - Liberty

    Maine Wabanaki-REACH invite you to an interactive story-telling experience. We will learn about events in the colonizing history of Wabanaki people (the Indigenous people of Maine) and Europeans and their descendants.

    This is a participatory program appropriate for adults and teens. Our goal is to increase our understanding of colonization.

    To register: Email Hannah at yanna_la@hotmail.com - Registrations help us with planning. Please include your contact info for us to keep you apprised of updates or changes.

    This event is co-sponsored by the People's History Study Group and is free and open to the public - Though for those capable, a $20.00 donation is very much appreciated.

    All Contributions will go to supporting Maine-Wabanaki REACH's ongoing work in Native and Maine Communities are welcomed. Please visit: http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/donate

    To learn how you can bring a REACH program to your community or organization contact us at http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/contact_us

  • Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Whitefield General Store in Whitefield , ME

    Exploring Wabanaki/Maine History - Whitefield

    Maine Wabanaki-REACH invite you to an interactive story-telling experience. We will learn about events in the colonizing history of Wabanaki people (the Indigenous people of Maine) and Europeans and their descendants.

    This is a participatory program appropriate for adults and teens. Our goal is to increase our understanding of colonization.

    To register: sign up below. Registrations help us with planning. Please include your contact info for us to keep you apprised of updates or changes.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    To learn how you can bring a REACH program to your community or organization contact us at http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/contact_us

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  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 02:00 PM
    Lithgow Public Library in Augusta , ME

    Exploring Wabanaki/Maine History - Augusta (Lithgow Public Library)

    Maine Wabanaki-REACH invite you to an interactive story-telling experience. We will learn about events in the colonizing history of Wabanaki people (the Indigenous people of Maine) and Europeans and their descendants.

    This is a participatory program appropriate for adults and teens. Our goal is to increase our understanding of colonization.

    To register: sign up below. Registrations help us with planning. Please include your contact info for us to keep you apprised of updates or changes. (Note: Snow Date January 18, 2019)

    This event is co-sponsored by the Lithgow Public Library and is free and open to the public. Contributions supporting Maine-Wabanaki REACH's ongoing work in Native and Maine Communities are welcomed. Please visit: http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/donate

    To learn how you can bring a REACH program to your community or organization contact us at http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/contact_us