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We’re Still Here: Indigenous Contemporary Lifeways

We’re Still Here: Indigenous Contemporary Lifeways

Join us as we host a series of programs led by local and regional tribal members.

Funding for these programs was made possible by generous support from Gedakina and the Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group (MIAG).


All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library.

Download the flyer for all programs here werestillhere_allprograms_2017

MODERN NARRATIVES OF SUSTAINABILITY & INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

  • OCTOBER 4TH, WEDNESDAY 6-8 PM
  • Attend a unique lecture by Judy Dow, an educator and basket maker who specializes in sharing Indigenous knowledge and applying her talents to solving contemporary problems.

MAPS AS STORIES

  • OCTOBER 5TH, THURSDAY 1-2:30 PM
  • Join local 5th grade students at a special mapping workshop by Judy Dow to learn history from another perspective. Learn to read the land and map the story the land has to tell.

Flyer for Judy Dow Events 

FILM SCREENING: INVISIBLE

  • OCTOBER 6TH 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Come to a screening of Invisible .

Indigenous Peoples Day

Sponsor MIAG will also be hosting an event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day October 9th, 2017. All are welcome to join them for A Night of Food and Film In Celebration of Indigenous People’s Day from 6-8 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

 

PENOBSCOT: SENSE OF PLACE

OCTOBER 14TH, SATURDAY 6-7 PM

 

Participate in a special workshop, Penobscot: Sense of Place, by James Francis and Jennifer Neptune.

Passadumkeag, Kenduskeag, Katahdin, Sebago, Passagassawakeag, and even Penobscot are words that a local Mainer may be familiar with. But what do they mean? How much is the meaning tied up in a romanticized notion of cultures of the past, and how can we look at it from a cultural worldview that is indigenous to this landscape? To truly understand a sense of Place, one must explore the cultural elements that occupy a given space. By exploring indigenous Penobscot Culture we can broaden our view of the landscape that we (American/Maine Cultural beings) see, and we can imagine a Penobscot Cultural Landscape. “Through Language, the Landscape, and Lore we can re-create a place that is harmonious, rough, and sophisticated. We can imagine a Penobscot Sense of Place.”

 

James Eric Francis Sr. is a historian, geographer, storyteller, photographer, artist, father, husband, and a Penobscot. He is the Director/Tribal Historian of the Penobscot Nation, Cultural and Historic Preservation Department.

Jennifer Neptune is the Coordinator of the Penobscot Nation Museum, an Anthropologist, Maine Guide, Herbalist and award-winning Basket Weaver.

 

Upcoming

Dawnland Voices Book Group

Stay Tuned….

November, WEDNESDAY 5-7 in the Seminar Room or Curtis Underground

Please join us for a bookgroup reading Dawnland Voices. Zoe Cioffi and Mia Beale of the MidCoast Indigenous Awareness Group will be facilitating a reading group of  “Dawnland Voices.” Each one of the five sessions will examine a different Maine tribe.

Learn more: http://dawnlandvoices.org/

 

Prior related events:

Hawk Henries Concert – Wednesday June 21, 2:00 PM

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