The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center continues its Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series with Maria Girouard of Penobscot Nation on Thursday, June 23, at 7pm at Tewksbury Hall - located behind the Federated Church on the island in Skowhegan. She will present, "The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims”. Masks are required for in-person attendance.
For those who prefer to attend by Zoom, register at msad54.maineadulted.org.
Maria Girouard of Penobscot Nation is an historian with a particular expertise in the Maine Indian Land Claims. She earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Maine in part from her thesis entitled: The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims: Penobscot Perspectives. Maria is a long standing community organizer, environmental steward, and educator. She speaks extensively on topics such as the Maine Indian Land Claims, Penobscot cultural connections to Katahdin, history of the Penobscot River, and food justice. She is a co-founder of the Sunlight Media Collective and of The Peoples' Garden, a community garden located on Indian Island. Maria currently serves as the executive director of Wabanaki REACH, a non-profit organization dedicated to truth, healing, and change.
FMI: contact Skowhegan History House at (207) 474-6632