ELLSWORTH and OLD TOWN, Maine, Oct. 27, 2014 – Days of Reflection, Prayer and Meditation will be held Oct. 28-29 for the Passamaquoddy communities of Motahkomikuk and Sipayik. These Statement Gatherings about State child welfare experiences are private and not open to the public.
During this time, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) joins Maine-Wabanaki REACH in asking individuals across Wabanaki and Maine communities to take a moment to pause in honor and solidarity with this historic process. Individuals are also asked to share thoughts, comments and wishes for participants on the TRC and REACH Facebook and Twitter pages.
The next planned observance of Days of Reflection, Prayer and Meditation is Nov. 3-5 to coincide with Statement Gathering in Bangor, at the Penobscot Nation and at Wabanaki Health and Wellness.
The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) addresses truths of Wabanaki experiences with child welfare to promote healing and change. It’s the nation’s first TRC to address child welfare and Native people.
Maine-Wabanaki REACH is a cross-cultural collaborative that promotes best child welfare practice through reconciliation, engagement, advocacy, change and healing activities for and between Wabanaki and Maine citizens, communities and governments.