Below is a tentative timeline of events that make up the second cohort of First Light Learning Journey. The key questions and goals of our curriculum are described in this program overview. Our decision to operate virtually in 2020 is articulated here.

Upcoming Events

December 10th, 2020
Two Zoom Sessions: 10:00 – 11:30 am and 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
Corey Hinton will lead a two-part seminar on the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. In the morning from 10:00-11:30 am he will give a presentation to introduce us to the land claims history and from 2-3:30 pm he’ll present on how the Settlement Act has been implemented in Maine and its future directions. Both sessions of Corey’s talk are open to the staff and board of organizations committed to the Learning Journey, but not the general public.

December 11th, 2020
One Zoom session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning Team meeting

January 7th, 2021
Solastalgia and Blood Memory with Tony Sutton.

January 8th, 2020
One Zoom session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning Team meeting

January 21st, 2021
The importance of access to land to maintain treaty obligations to the Abenaki people of Kennebec Valley with Mali Obomsawin.

January 22st, 2020
One Zoom session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning Team meeting

February 2021
Independent learning and reading month

February 19th, 2021
One Zoom session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning Team meeting

March 2021, one day TBA
New Directions in Tribal Conservation with Beth Rose Middleton.

March 19th, 2021
One Zoom session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Learning Team meeting

May 2021, multiple days TBA. 
Wabanaki/Conservation Field Trip Month. We hope to visit a number of places of importance and interest to our Wabanaki colleagues on conserved land in a series of field trips offered and arranged by our conservation partners. 

June 2nd and 3rd, 2021
Katahdin Gathering: Leadership summit.

June 10th, 2021
Warriors for change: how to be leaders within our organizations for Wabanaki prosperity.

July 15th, 2021
What will it take to achieve our vision: focus on organizational change with Peter Forbes.

August 19th, 2021
Concluding Event: Becoming Medicine for Each Other, with Wabanaki guests.


Past Events

September 24th, 2020
Convocation of First Light Learning Journey: Cohort II

September 25th and 26th , 2020

October 2020
Independent learning and reading month.

November 2020
Four Zoom sessions: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on 11/10, 11/12, 11/17, and 11/19.
Decolonizing Conservation Communities workshop, designed and led by Maine-Wabanaki REACH. Only the two named participants from each organization can attend these sessions.