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Truth, Healing, and Change at USM

July 20, 2021

Between February and June 2021 the Native-led Land Recognition Committee (LRC), established at the University of Southern Maine (USM), met to make recommendations for an aesthetic representation of land acknowledgement for the new buildings on the Portland campus. The LRC quickly delivered aesthetic and...

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Journey of Discovery

July 01, 2021

by Marissa Joly Reprinted with permission from the Gloria S. Duclos convocation at University of Southern Maine - Written Expressions: Voices from Native American Communities (April 2021) Growing up as a mixed indigenous person, questioning my identity has been a constant. On my father’s...

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Making History Matter in Divided Times

June 15, 2021

by Barbara Will and Charlotte Bacon This essay appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 29, 2021 and is reprinted with permission. It has been six years since the historic Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its  report and recommendations, and in recognition...

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