April 19, 2018
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Wabanaki scholars to discuss history of tribes’ treaties at Thursday event

By Nell Gluckman, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — Four Wabanaki scholars will discuss the history of Wabanaki treaty-making on Thursday at the University of Maine as part of a series meant to educate the public on the historical and political foundation of the relationship between Maine’s tribes and settlers.

Andrea Bear Nicholas, former chair of the studies of aboriginal cultures of Atlantic Canada at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick and member of the Maliseet tribe, will give a keynote address at the event.

The address will be followed by a discussion with Vera Francis, Passamaquoddy economic development planner, Mark Cavaree, legal counsel for the Penobscot Indian Nation, and Gail Dana-Sacco, assistant research professor and former director at the Wabanaki Center at UMaine.

The event will be held at the Wells Conference Center at 7 p.m. and was organized by the Wabanaki Center, the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and the American Friends Service Committee’s Healing Justice Program.


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