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Dawnland Screening - Yarmouth - Feb 6, 2019


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.

Carol Wishcamper, Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare TRC Commissioner and Penthea Burns, Maine-Wabanaki REACH Board Member, will facilitate a follow up discussion with Q&A.

View the Dawnland Trailer:

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:


February 06, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Merrill Memorial Library
215 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096
United States
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Carla Hunt · · 1-206-251-8694
Pamela Hobosn Susan Prescott David Shultz Nancy and Bill Gregory Ann Thompson Valeska Hornschild-Bear Rayle Ainsworth Stephanie Miskell Cathy Wolinsky Jeanie Barnard Amity Jackson Patricia Nickerson Art Bell Dan Yaeger Dawn MacLearn Judith Berghuis Magili Quinn Hayden Anderson James Tait Susie Soule Natalie Ladd Carole Spruce Gayle Briggs Sarah Hale Sarah Bowie Elaine Brassard Jo D. Saffeir Anne Jacobs Roger Milliken Linda Grant Hilary Robbins Pamela Wheeler Cathy Hodson Lois Howlett Cynthia Steinharter Lucretia Pascarelli Susie Peixotto Catherine Richards Nina Pooley Anne Ball Linda Draper Laurie Thompson Heather Dunbar LaLa Drew Bryce Neal Ashley Fowler Jennifer Leonard
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