Dawnland – Bangor Premier
October 8, 2018, at 7 pm at Penobscot Theater Company
Hosted by the Peace and Justice Center.
Please join us at Penobscot Theater Company’s historic Bangor Opera House for the Bangor Premiere of the film Dawnland, which explores the first truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States. For centuries, termination policy in the form of forced assimilation and cultural genocide have taken the form of boarding schools, adoption programs, and non-Native foster care. The Dawnland film amplifies the voices of those affected by Maine child-welfare practices that separated children from Wabanaki communities and gives a behind-the-scenes view of the truth-telling which lights the way forward. Following the film will be a panel discussion, with film participants Huyanna Tyneshia-Rose Clearwater, Dawn Neptune Adams and Maria Girouard.