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
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.