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Shoshone activist visits Maine May 13 -15 with events in Bar Harbor & Winter Harbor

Posted May 04, 2013, at 7:26 p.m.
MelRice | BDN

BAR HARBOR — Caroline Mills, director of the Fort Washakie Learning Center in Wyoming, an active member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe, and a board director with Bar Harbor-based International Partners in Mission will visit Maine May 13-15 with events in Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor.

On May 13 she will be at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor at 7 p.m. to discuss themes of land conservation in modern American Indian reservations in her talk “Living Shoshone: The Preservation of Fort Washakie” at the Moore Auditorium.

The Abbe Museum Bar Harbor will host Caroline on May 14 at noon for a discussion of Shoshone culture and identity. Bring your own lunch and lots of interactive questions.

Then, on May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor she will conduct a traditional beading workshop and give an overview of Sacajawea Treasures, a project that uses beading as a microenterprise to discourage substance abuse in Shoshone youth in Wyoming. All supplies will be provided, the event is free and you can take home what you create.

All events are free and open to the public, donations welcome.

For those interested in a more intimate gathering with Caroline, space is still available at the Sharing and Learning Circle hosted by Alyne Cistone in Somesville the evening of May 14. This is a limited venue, so please register in advance.

Contact Sarah Gauvin at sgauvin@ipmconnect.org or at 207.801.9020 with any questions or concerns, or to reserve your place in the Learning Circle.

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