Events

“The best things about today were the love connections, the history and the hope” 

 

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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.

 

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth, ME

    Dawnland Screening - Yarmouth - Feb 19, 2019

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    Dawnland, A film by ADAM MAZO and BEN PENDER-CUDLIP

     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.

    Penthea Burns, Maine-Wabanaki REACH Board Member, 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 due to limited seating RSVP's are required.

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

     

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 03:00 PM

    Truth, Healing and Change in Dawnland - University of Maine Orono

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    Decolonizing UMaine, With generous support from the Alton '38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, presents: Truth, Healing and Change in Dawnland

    Barbara Kates of Maine-Wabanaki REACH will speak and lead discussion for educators and members of the University of Maine Community - This presentation is open to the general public.

    Wabanaki and Maine communities collaborated on a precedent-setting project: the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

    Why was the commission necessary? What can this initiative teach us?  What might be the impact on current issues in the relationship between Maine and Wabanaki people? 

    Maine-Wabanaki REACH, is a cross cultural organization working in support of Wabanaki self-determination. REACH initiated and supported the TRC process, and continues work on the TRC recommendations.  

     

     

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  • Sunday, March 03, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Exploring Wabanaki Maine History - Bangor

    Maine-Wabanaki REACH and the International Partners in Mission College Program 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. Contributions supporting Maine-Wabanaki REACH's ongoing work in Native and Maine Communities are welcomed. Please visit: http://www.mainewabanakireach.org/donate

    For more information, contact Barbara Kates at Barbara@mainewabanakireach.org  or at 207-951-4874

     

     

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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Camden Public Library in Camden, ME

    Dawnland Screening - Camden

    Dawnland, A film by ADAM MAZO and BEN PENDER-CUDLIP

     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.

    Maria Girouard, Maine-Wabanaki REACH Executive Director, 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.

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

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  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Exploring Wabanaki Maine History - Wells

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    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 co-sponsored by Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and Brick Store Museum 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

    For more information, contact Barbara Kates at Barbara@mainewabanakireach.org  or at 207-951-4874

     

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