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Ground of Humility, a poem by Penthea Burns

Several people who attended the Genocide and ME event in Portland, Nov. 20, asked to see the poetry that was read. Here is Penthea Burn's "Ground of Humility."
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gkisedtanamoogk shares truth, healing and change with TEDxDirigo

Commissioner gkisedtanamoogk delivers a powerful, multilingual message about the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission during TEDxDirigo GENERATE, Nov. 3, 2013, in Brunswick. Read more about gkisedtanamoogk.
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Once You Were Children, a poem by Sandy White Hawk

Once you were children
Innocent with no thought that evil or harm existed
Your hearts were pure and trusting
You played without fear
Until they came and took you
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Artists collaborate on ARTirondack chair to benefit the TRC

The 10th Annual ARTirondack Auction has a lot to celebrate. Not only is the auction again going to be held at MollyOckett Days, it will also feature a ground-breaking work of art that will be auctioned to benefit two worthy causes.
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Time for Healing

In a letter to the Bethel Citizen, Arla Patch writes about how Bethel, Maine, has begun to take a new approach to the way it marks historic MollyOckett Days.
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Rep. Pingree recognizes TRC before U.S. House of Representatives

In this statement to the U.S. House of Representatives, the Hon. Chellie Pingree of Maine expresses her gratitude and best wishes to the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission.
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Native people need truth

In this op-ed in the Bangor Daily News, Debby Messer writes about the need for the Maine Wabanaki TRC to document survivors' histories and prevent the taking of Native children.
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Confronting cultural genocide, Maine leads the nation

In this op-ed in the Bangor Daily News, Paul Frost writes about how all Mainers have a stake in the TRC's healing process, and he encourages a greater opening of hearts and minds to the understanding of Wabanaki culture.