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Echo-Hawk to offer teach-in, keynote address March 28

Walter Echo-Hawk, a Pawnee lawyer, professor, activist and author, will lead a teach-in and give a keynote address March 28 on campus, sponsored by the Wabanaki Center and the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission. From 3–5 p.m., in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union, Echo-Hawk and Wabanaki scholars will offer “Wabanaki Treaties, Petitions & Interpretations: A Teach-In,” examining 17th to 21st century treaties and petitions, and their interpretations and significance to indigenous people today. At 7 p.m., in Minsky Recital Hall, Echo-Hawk will give a keynote address, followed by a panel of Wabanaki respondents: Jill Shibles (Penobscot), president of the National American Indian Court Judges Association; Hugh Akagi (Passamaquoddy), chief of the Schoodic Band of Passamaquoddy Indians; Andrea Bear Nicholas (Maliseet), chair of Native Studies, St. Thomas University; and Vera Francis (Passamaquoddy), storyteller and environmental activist. For more information or to request disability accommodations, contact Maria Girouard, 207.581.1414.

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