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First Light screening at National Indian Education Association Convention

  • Bonaire 6 at NIEA Orlando, FL (map)

How do communities heal from centuries of dispossession, racism, and persecution? We will screen a documentary, FIRST LIGHT, about the Maine Wabanaki Truth & Reconciliation Commission and removal and forced assimilation of Native children. The film contains powerful testimony from adults who were taken and state officials who took them. After viewing we will explore how to teach this rich historical content while promoting critical thinking.