Final Maine’s Mid-Century Moment event – Sept 24 – Indigenous Mid-Century Maine

Final Maine’s Mid-Century Moment Series presents:  Indigenous Mid-Century Maine with a panel discussion exploring the cultural and political issues affecting indigenous communities   

September 24, 2021 noon – 1:30 p.m.

This virtual event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.

Postcard Image Titled Shell Heaps, Damariscotta River, Newcastle, MaineThe University of Maine at Augusta will host its final event in the Maine’s Mid-Century Moment series with a virtual panel discussion exploring some of the cultural and political issues that impacted Maine indigenous communities.

This event will feature three speakers:

  • Donald Soctomah, a Passamaquoddy historian, will focus on inequities faced by Maine Wabanakis in the mid-century era.
  • Donna Loring, who has been a tribal representative of the Penobscot nation in the Maine state legislature, will discuss material from her manuscript in progress on the history of the tribal-state relationship with a focus on the mid-century period.
  • Bunny McBride, scholar and public historian of Maine indigenous culture, will discuss her work on Penobscot elder Charles N. Shay, a 97-year-old World War II combat medic.

The panel will be moderated by UMA Professor of English Kay Retzlaff. Registration is required.

This discussion is part of the University of Maine at Augusta’s Maine’s Mid-Century Moment, a series of humanities discussions at multiple locations around the state, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities*.