Upstander Project at the New England Regional Council for the Social Studies Conference

  • Sturbridge Host Hotel - Abbington 366 Main Street Sturbridge, MA, 01566 United States

(Registration required) Can Social Studies Teachers Help Change the Narrative about Native Peoples in New England?

This session uses original documentary film and learning resources designed with and for teachers to explore the historical context of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which recently concluded two years of research documenting the forced removal of Wabanaki children from their families and tribes. The TRC’s final report frames this practice of forced assimilation as evidence of cultural genocide.

Presenters: Dr. Mishy Lesser and Adam Mazo, Upstander Project, Jacob Skrzypiec, Manchester High School, CT and Jennifer McMunn, Manchester Middle School, Storrs, CT