A behind-the-scenes look at a historic Truth & Reconciliation Commission in Maine

Monday 1:30 Room C-1

Full Proposal Title
 
A behind-the-scenes look at a historic Truth & Reconciliation Commission in Maine: Can Teachers Change Attitudes and Discourse about Native peoples?

Presenters: Mishy Lesser, Adam Mazo, Chris Newell Upstander Project and Mashantucket Pequot Museum
 
This workshop uses scenes from a new documentary film, Dawnland, and its related learning resources to explore the historical context of Maine’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which focused on forcible removal of Wabanaki children by the state. The TRC’s final report, released in 2015, frames child removal as evidence of continued cultural genocide against Wabanaki people and the cause of historical trauma. Discover this history and learn how to teach it. Free film and curriculum.

Target Audience
 

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Teacher Training
  • Administrators


Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • Civics/Government
  • Diversity Issues

Session Materials
Boarding (teacher) Excerpt
Boarding (Indian Girl) Excerpt
Phips Bounty Proclamation
Primary Source Analysis Tool
Commission Report Excerpt