This page is a space to share upcoming public events that are not sponsored or organized by First Light, but nevertheless might be of interest to our participants and those involved in work to expand Wabanaki stewardship of land in Maine. If you’d like to share information about an upcoming event, please email firstlightmaine@gmail.com. Thank you!

What’s in a name? History and culture!  In a webinar on Tuesday, April 13 at 10 AM MDT, cartographer Margaret Pearce is joined by Carol Dana, language master for Penobscot Nation. Pearce and Dana will talk about Indigenous place names from the perspective of a mapmaker and a language teacher. They will discuss how place names have figured in their projects, consider the role of protocols and permissions, explore how to restore names to their corrected forms and meanings, and weigh in with advice for others interested in starting their own place names projects. Register.

Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom. Organized by Dumbarton Oaks. In this Zoom symposium, speakers highlight the many ways Indigenous peoples understand and practice land relations for political resurgence and freedom across the Americas. This symposium will be held virtually every two weeks on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. ET: April 29, May 13, May 27, and June 10, 2021. Register here.