It was with great honor that the Maine Department of Education hosted educators statewide on June 12, 2021 in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the signing of LD 291 which requires the teaching of Wabanaki History and Culture in Maine classrooms.
The morning kicked off with greetings from Governor Mills, Commissioner Makin and a keynote by legislation sponsor, Hon. Donna Loring!
Below are recordings and other resources of the event.
View Recordings of Opening Session
The Maine Department of Education is delighted to invite educators statewide to our June 12 recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the signing of LD 291 which requires the teaching of Wabanaki History and Culture in Maine classrooms.
Please join us and a variety of educational leaders from 9-12:30 on Saturday, June 12. We will begin the morning with greetings from Governor Mills, Commissioner Makin and a keynote by legislation sponsor, Hon. Donna Loring
Recordings and Resources from Sessions About Wabanaki People and Culture
Intro to MicMac Language
Presenter: John Dennis
Maine Indian Policy History, Racism, and the Future of Wabanaki Tribal Sovereignty
Presenter: Darren Ranco
Wabanaki Diplomacy and LD 291: Storying Protocols as Political Will
Presenter: Nolan Altvater
Recordings and Resources from Sessions About Classroom Resources
Wabanaki Stories in Your Secondary Classroom
Presenter: Margo Lukens & Ashton Carmichael
Wabanaki Studies in the Elementary classroom
Presenter: Brianne & Kaya Lolar
Resources to extend knowledge of Wabanaki Culture and History
Presenter: Melanie Brown
- Margo Lukens – Still They Remember Me book https://www.amazon.com/Still-They-Remember-Penobscot-Transformer/dp/1625345798 Link to Margo’s talks about the book "Still They Remember Me" from this spring/summer: "Restoring Penobscot Language Use" April 5 2021 George Mitchell Center, UMaine:
- Slides – LD 291 for DOE 2021 Attached
- Ashton Carmichael – Wabanaki Literature Mini-Unit
- Other information mentioned-
Bangor Public Library has tapes of Carol Dana telling stories and they may be hosting a book talk this summer on “Still They Remember Me” List of literary resources by Wabanaki authors and storytellers, which Margo would like to share with today’s participants:
Recordings and Resources from Sessions About Decolonization
Towards Decolonizing Education: Settler Colonialism and Empire Building in the Classroom
Presenter: Starr Kelly
Equity, Decolonization, Anti-Racism and Wabanaki Studies: Portland Public Schools' Journey to Fulfill the 2001 Wabanaki Studies Law
Presenter: Fiona Hopper
- The Wabanaki Studies Planning Guide
- Fulfilling the Promise of Wabanaki Studies - 20th Anniversary Recognition
Decolonial Mirrors & Shifting the Gaze to Anti-Racist Education