Faculty-Staff Digest - (11/20/2013  @ 3:01 PM)

The History, Necessity and Process of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Shawn Gerwig)


Date: Wednesday, Dec 4
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kresge Auditorium, VAC

Come 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.

Learn more about Maine’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission [Link]