Peter’s Introduction

Panelist Bios




First Light Learning Journey, Penobscot Session

January 23, 2018
Point Lookout, Northport, Maine

This is the first of a series of workshops, and is focused on Penobscot people and interests. Our next workshops are anticipated to focus on other tribes, building towards a dialogue focused on collaboration and how that might look in Maine.

8:30 – 9:00am: Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 – 9:30am: (Peter and Ciona) Welcome and introductions, Outline for the Day

9:30 – 10:00am: (Peter, Ciona and panel: Darren Ranco, Maria Girouard and Maulian Dana) Introductions of the panel of three guests. How this idea started and where we hope to go.

10:00 – 12:00: Panel presentations, Penobscot access to Maine land and water over time

 How has access to land and water for Penobscot people changed over

 How is Native life today shaped by the 1980 Maine Indian Claims
Settlement Act?

 What has been the impact of loss of access to land to Penobscot culture,
opportunity and ways of life?

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch, with presentation and conversation about current and past Native and non-Native collaborations for conservation.

1:00 – 1:45pm: Return to the Panel: Thinking of the future, a conversation about possible ideas for collaborations, and where land trust work might intersect with native uses, lands, traditions such as programming, land acquisition, use
agreements, other ideas? Wishes?

1:45 – 2:15pm: (Peter) Gratitude to panelists and break. Panelists depart.

2:15 – 3:00pm: (Peter) Follow up discussion and reactions. A discussion.

3:00 – 4:00pm (Ciona) An Initial Discussion about Possible Tools, Land Trusts and Collaborations

4:00 – 4:30pm (Peter) The Learning Journey from here, and next steps. Who and What is missing?

4:30 – 5:00pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment. Thank you.

Penobscot Listening and Learning Session

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