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Opening of the TRC Archives

Opening of TRC archives set for April 11 at Bowdoin College

On Mon., April 11, Bowdoin College will celebrate the Opening of the Archives of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Attend a 3 p.m. screening of "First Light" and join speaker Dr. Gail Dana-Sacco for the keynote address.
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TRC issues final report at closing ceremony in Hermon

For more than two years, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been examining the truths of Wabanaki experiences with child welfare. On Sunday, nearly 300 people gathered for the TRC's Closing Ceremony in Hermon to hear the group's findings
Portland Forum, May 27

Truth and reconciliation group brings its findings to Portland, May 27

The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) invites the public to hear its recommendations during a forum at the Portland Public Library on Wed., May 27, 5:30 p.m.
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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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Trio of visits marks Days of Reflection, Prayer and Meditation, Nov. 3-5

Days of Reflection, Prayer and Meditation are being observed, Nov. 3-5, in honor of Statement Gathering in three locations: in Bangor, Nov. 3; at the Penobscot Indian Nation, Nov. 4; and at the Bangor-based Wabanaki Health and Wellness, Nov. 5.
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Wabanaki, State sign first-in-nation TRC mandate for Native people, child welfare

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