This May 5th screening of First Light and Dear Georgina is especially for educators and all are welcome.
Join filmmaker Adam Mazo, scholars Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) and Sarah Shear, and Upstander Project learning director Mishy Lesser for a discussion moderated by Cedric Woods (Lumbee) on historical and intergenerational trauma and take away tools for use in your classroom.
For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
About Dear Georgina In Dear Georgina Passamaquoddy elder Georgina Sappier-Richardson journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.
Register for each event by clicking the date. Free for Indigenous people. Donations appreciated.
Tuesday May 5 at 3:30pm ET / 12:00pm PT / 8:30pm UK
First Light & Dear Georgina
Special for educators with filmmaker Adam Mazo, scholars Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) and Sarah Shear, learning director Mishy Lesser, and moderated by Cedric Woods (Lumbee)
Saturday May 16 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT
Special closing event of the Digital Abbe Museum Indian Market with filmmaker Adam Mazo, Abbe Museum Executive Director Christopher Newell (Passamaquoddy), learning director Mishy Lesser, moderated by Claudia Tekina’ru Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein)
Wednesday May 27 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT
Dawnland (54 minutes) & Dear Georgina
with filmmaker Adam Mazo, producer Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), linguist Roger Paul (Passamaquoddy), and Upstander Project learning director Mishy Lesser, moderated by Claudia Tekina’ru Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) Big thanks to our event co-sponsors: Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Mass Humanities, Abbe Museum, National Indian Education Association, Facing History and Ourselves, and North American Indian Center of Boston.
All screenings are streamed via OVEE, an online streaming platform. You can test your device now by clicking this link: ovee.itvs.org/diagnostics to ensure it will work when the movie begins.