Public News Service covers ‘They Remember Me Still’
Public News Service reported that Penobscot Nation member Carol Dana and University of Maine English professor Margo Lukens have created a bilingual book to preserve the Penobscot language that will be published in 2019. “They Remember Me Still” includes 13 tales about Penobscot cultural hero Gluskape that Newell Lyon told to Frank Speck, who wrote them in his phonetic notation in 1918. In “They Remember Me Still,” the expanded tales are in Penobscot and English. Conor Quinn, a University of Southern Maine linguist, assisted with the translation of the original stories. Audio recordings of Dana and other Penobscot speakers will be online. “A lot has happened to us throughout colonial history, but our stories speak of great power,” Dana told Public News Service.