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GHS Civil Rights Team hosts the movie "Dawnland"

posted May 29, 2019, 4:24 PM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated May 29, 2019, 4:24 PM ]
Greely High School Civil Rights Team MOVIE NIGHT at GCA!

The Greely High School Civil Rights Team, in collaboration with the Cumberland UCC Social Justice Team, are proud to host the movie "DAWNLAND" at the new Greely Center for The Arts on Friday, June 14th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  A Maine Wabanaki-REACH* representative will speak and facilitate a discussion following the film.  Cost: freewill donations accepted in support of Maine Wabanaki-REACH. 

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity. Now, for the first time, they share their stories. The feature-length documentary follows the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission to contemporary Wabanaki communities to reveal the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal.

*Maine-Wabanaki REACH is a cross-cultural collaboration that successfully supported the Maine-Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and continues to support indigenous Wabanaki communities in wellness, healing, and positive change.