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Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series: Tribal Sovereignty Discussion with Ambassador Maulian Bryant and Darren Ranco
November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series continues with a discussion on tribal sovereignty led by Ambassador Maulian Bryant and Darren Ranco. They will share the history of the issue and potential detailed changes that sovereignty would bring.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Margaret Chase Smith Library, 56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan.
Or, join by Zoom. Register for the Zoom link here: https://www.skowheganhistoryhouse.org
Ranco, a Penobscot Tribal member, is an associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine at Orono. His research focuses on the ways in which Indigenous communities in the United States resist environmental destruction by using indigenous science and critiques to protect natural and cultural resources. He teaches classes on Indigenous intellectual property rights, research ethics, environmental justice and tribal governance.
Ambassador Maulian Dana Bryant was appointed by Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis in September 2017. As Ambassador, Maulian is responsible to act as a representative of the Penobscot Nation and to serve as a liaison for the Nation at the local, state and federal levels of government to educate and advocate for policy and laws that impact and protect the Penobscot Nation’s sovereignty, culture, natural resources and the general welfare of the Penobscot people. Bryant previously served as an elected member of the Penobscot Tribal Council. She grew up on Indian Island within the Penobscot Nation’s Reservation.
Sponsored by Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center.