Letter Writing Gathering for LD 1626
January 18th 7-8:30, on Zoom.
Many of us hold a concern for our Wabanaki neighbors, and hope that LD 1626 could bring a step towards justice for them. If you´ve been wanting to help, but not sure where to start, this Zoom meeting is for YOU! There will be quiet time for writing letters, as well as talking time to encourage and support each other. Write to Governor Mills, your legislators, your newspapers - whatever you´re feeling pulled to. We will have folks there who have already written some letters, so you can ask questions and see some excellent models. Please register here and send this invitation onward. The Zoom link will follow shortly after your RSVP has been received.
PHC Presents Four Centuries of Immigration: A Conversation with MHS Curator Tilly Laskey
January 20, 2022 (12:00-1:30pm)
Kicking off the Pejepscot History Center programming this year is a slideshow and conversation with Maine Historical Society curator, Tilly Laskey. Tilly’s work at MHS and multi-generational family history in Brunswick gives her a unique perspective on topics of immigration in the Pejepscot region—from the first contact of Europeans and Indigenous peoples and its ongoing impact—to today’s New Mainers. She will provide statewide and local context as we seek to understand the complexities of the past 400+ years of immigration to Maine and our region.
Ms. Laskey will talk about the exhibits (in-person and digital) that MHS has done in the past few years touching upon immigration. She will also discuss the Pejepscot Proprietors and current transcription work relating to that collection, along with her own Ulster-Scots family history. Tickets: $5 PHC Members; $8 Non-Members. Click HERE to register now.
“Wabanaki Climate Justice & Adaptation,” by Darren Ranco, Ph.D.
Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center, Zoom at 7 p.m. Jan. 20.
The presentation is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council through its Maine Speaks program. Ranco will examine current and future climate change impacts on the Wabanaki Tribal Nations and their climate adaptation priorities and activism, organizers say. Emphasis will be placed on how climate change is threatening indigenous livelihoods, such as agriculture, hunting and gathering, fishing, forestry, energy, recreation, and tourism, and how in turn, these threats are already impacting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of Wabanaki and other indigenous people.
If interested in attending the event, contact BCHC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 283-3993 to request the Zoom link. The presentation will be recorded and available for future viewing on YouTube.
Healing Turtle Island Virtual Gathering
Opening Ceremony: Feb 11, 2022 06:00 PM
This virtual gathering will be on both Zoom Webinar and on FB Live, from this page. Please note that the full schedule will be posted by the end of the weekend and each session will have its own link. We wish we could all be together in person but are thankful for this opportunity to keep this prayer alive through this virtual gathering.
If you would like to watch through Zoom, please use the link to register.