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Dawnland Online Film Screening with Q & A
February 25 @ 7:00 pm
For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. National News & Documentary Emmy® award winning film DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
Join a live Q&A moderated by Dodd Human Rights Impact director Glenn Mitoma after the film. The discussion will center on the burgeoning conversations and moves to create truth and healing commissions in the land now known as the United States. Panelists will explore lessons learned from the Maine-Wabanaki experience and ask: who truth commissions serve, what are their goals, who should lead these efforts, and what role documentation might play in how a truth commission’s work could impact public understanding?
This is a special opportunity to see the 86-minute directors’ cut of DAWNLAND!
RSVP on Eventbrite now to get sent the access link.
Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at upstanderproject.org