The nation’s first TRC to address child welfare and Native people
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Official documents

We commit to uncover the truth and acknowledge it, creating opportunities to heal and learn from the truth. We commit to working together, collaboratively focusing our efforts on activities that will move us forward as equal partners invested in promoting best child welfare practice for Wabanaki people of Maine.

Excerpt from “Declaration of Intent to Create a Maine-Wabanaki Truth & Reconciliation Process”


Five Wabanaki Chiefs and Governor Paul LePage signed a Mandate, commencing the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission process.

Declaration of Intent

The TRC Convening Group developed a Declaration of Intent to Create a Maine-Wabanaki Truth & Reconciliation Process, which describes the purpose of the TRC. 

Statements of support

To develop the TRC, its Convening Group and staff from the University of Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service met with Tribal Chiefs, Councils, community members, political leaders and other organizations to provide information about the TRC and its purpose, as well as to seek their input, guidance and endorsement.

These resolutions and statements represent support for the TRC: