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Wabanaki History, Trauma, Child Welfare and Healing

  • 12/4/2013 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Wabanaki History, Trauma, Child Welfare and HealingCome and listen to a presentation and participate in a Q & A panel discussion with Esther Attean of Maine-Wabanaki REACH and Commissioners Gail Werrbach and gkisedtanamoogk. This truth and reconciliation commission was created in 2012 through a mandate signed by the five Wabanaki Chiefs and Maine Governor LePage to examine what has happened, what is happening, and what needs to happen regarding Maine child welfare practice with Wabanaki people. The process represents the first of its kind effort within U.S. territory that has been collaboratively developed between Indian nations and a state government. Maliseet poet Mihku Paul will open the evening by sharing one of her poems.