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First Light at Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Conference

  • Holiday Inn & Suites 265 Lakeside Avenue Marlborough, MA, 01752 United States (map)

An unprecedented truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) focused on removal and forced assimilation of Wabanaki children in Maine is explored in a new documentary and teaching resources. TRC’s final report frames Native child removal as evidence of racism in state institutions and highlights ongoing impact of historical trauma on Wabanaki people. It attributes these conditions to continued cultural genocide dating back centuries. Discover how to teach this story. Participants will get free film and curriculum.

Presenters: Mishy Lesser and Adam Mazo