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‘Reclaiming the Water Commons’ Topic of Oct. 25 Conference

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

“Reclaiming the Water Commons: Water Ethics & Nature Rights in Maine” is the theme of the 10th annual Ecopeace Sustainability Training and International Affiliations (ESTIA) conference Oct. 25 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

The all-day symposium features speakers, roundtable discussions and performances. The conference represents a diversity of views about the ethics of the water commons and nature rights and addresses concerns of Penobscot Nation, says Hugh J. Curran of UMaine’s Peace and Reconciliation Program.

It starts with an 8:45 a.m. opening ceremony by gkisedtanamoogk of Wampanoag Nation and concludes with a 5 p.m. musical performance by Hawk Henries. John Bear Mitchell of Penobscot Nation will share stories after the opening ceremony and Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, will perform during lunch. A number of artists will display pieces at the event.

John Banks, director of the Department of Natural Resources at Penobscot Indian Nation, is the featured speaker for the morning session. Gail Darrell, New England Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will deliver the afternoon address.

After both lectures, facilitators will lead roundtable discussions on a variety of topics. Jennifer Greene, executive director of the Water Research Institute, will moderate “The Intrinsic Nature of Water & a New Social Ethic for Water Resources.” Sherri Mitchell, executive director of the Land Peace Foundation, will facilitate “Indigenous Water Rights on a Global Scale.” Masanobu Ikemiya, a classically trained pianist who was a practicing monk for 10 years, will lead “Water and the Power of Music and Words to Heal.”

Cost is $35 per person/$25 for students and seniors. Attendees may bring a meal or purchase lunch for $5. For more information, email Curran at hugh.curran@umit.maine.edu or Emily Markides at emily.markides@umit.maine.edu. To register or to request a disability accommodation, call Diana McSorley at 207.338.8000. Registration is also open 8-8:30 a.m. the day of the conference at the Hutchinson Center.

 

‘Sustainable Maine’ Series to Air on MPBN

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

MPBN will air season three of the Maine EPSCoR produced “Sustainable Maine” series, highlighting the research of Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), based at UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center. SSI is helping communities solve interconnected economic problems while advancing sustainability science. Information about the MPBN documentary series is online.

The broadcast schedule is:

Return of a River – Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 9 p.m.
(Repeating on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10 AM and Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1 p.m.)

Tipple Bottom Line – Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.
(Repeating on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.)

Culvert Operations – Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9 p.m.
(Repeating on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10 AM and Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1 p.m.)

Desperate Alewives – Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.
(Repeating on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.)

Preserving Paradise – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 9 p.m.
(Repeating on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10 AM and Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1p.m.)

Saving Our Lakes – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.
(Repeating on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.)

Basket Trees – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9 p.m.
(Repeating on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1 p.m.)

Pools, Policy & People – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.
(Repeating on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.)