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Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 - Dawnland Screenings



 "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                           

Communities all over Maine are abuzz with excitement and anticipation of Dawnland, the documentary of the Maine Wabanaki - State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC). Several community groups and organizations are hosting screenings of Dawnland this month, in timely recognition of Indigenous People's Day 2018 - See below.

View the Dawnland Trailer:

For a complete listing of Maine viewings and others scheduled across the country and ticket info visit:


Scheduled Maine Screenings

October 17, 2018

Portland, Maine Public Schools

with learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser and Barbara Kates (Maine-Wabanaki REACH)

October 18, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Blue Hill, Maine Library
Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04614, USA

with Barbara Kates of Maine-Wabanaki REACH

October 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Public Library, Maine
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101, USA - Rines Auditorium

with film participant Esther Anne (Maine-Wabanaki REACH) and Dr. Mishy Lesser (Upstander Project Learning Director)
See Website for Info

October 29, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

University of Maine - Orono
The University of Maine, College Ave, Orono, ME 04469, USA - Donald P. Corbett Building - Room 100

with filmmaker Ben Pender-Cudlip, learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser, TRC commissioners and film participants Matt Dunlap, Sandy White Hawk and Gail Werrbach, film participant Esther Anne (Maine-Wabanaki REACH) and moderated by Jennifer Rooks
sponsored by Maine Public

November 3, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kittery, Maine
The Star Theatre, 120 Rogers Rd, Kittery, ME 03904, USA

with learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser
free event


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