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Wabanaki Scholars Lecture Series Announced

The University of Maine Wabanaki Center, part of the Division of Lifelong Learning, has announced the dates for three lectures, part of its Wabanaki Scholars Series titled “Bringing Wabanaki perspectives to the forefront of education.”

On Thursday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall, Rebecca Sockbeson of the Penobscot Nation and faculty at the University of Alberta will present “Cipenuk Red Hope: Weaving Policy Toward Decolonization & Beyond” and Gail Dana-Sacco of the Passamaquoddy Nation and University of New England will present “Nujialoosune: Indigenous Research as Exploration and Discovery in Motion.” The presentation is free and public.

Future presentations are scheduled Jan. 19 with Sherri Mitchell and Bonnie Newsom and on Feb. 2 with Maria Girouard and Suzanne Greenlaw.

The lecture series is cosponsored by the Wabanaki Center and the Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation Department, with assistance from the Maine Community Foundation People of Color Fund.

Contact: Darren Ranco, (207) 581-1417

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