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: 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