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Dawnland Screening - Portland

In honor of Indigenous People's Day and National Native American Heritage Month (November), the City of Portland and Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants are proud to invite members of the community to watch Dawnland, the Emmy award-winning documentary 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.

A discussion facilitated by Maine-Wabanaki REACH Board member, Esther Anne will follow the film.

View the Dawnland Trailer:

This event is free and open to the public - For Tickets contact: Samara Ray 207-808-5400, [email protected]

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November 08, 2019 at 9:00am - 11am
Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle St
Portland , ME 04101
United States
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Samara Ray · · 207-808-5400