Truth and Reconciliation with Native America

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Truth and Reconciliation with Native America

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary

Program Summary: Truth and Reconciliation commissions are best known outside of the United States. In North America, Maine is the first place where the process is being carried out among five Native American communities and the state’s child welfare agencies. The session will explore this work in Maine and insights it offers about other historic divisions in North America.

Speakers

Esther Attean co-directs Maine Wabanaki REACH (Reconciliation, Engagement, Advocacy, Change, and Healing) and is Co-Founder of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission process. She is a Passamaquoddy tribal citizen of the Wabanaki.

Denise Altvater works for the American Friends Service Committee as Director of the Wabanaki Youth Program. She is Co-Founder of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission process. She is a Passamaquoddy tribal citizen of the Wabanaki.

Respondent

Siobhán McEvoy-Levy is an Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Butler University. Her teaching and research include peace and conflict studies around the world, including in Israel and Palestinian territories, in Ireland, and in Maine.

Session will take place at the Christian Theological Seminary, Shelton Auditorium, 1000 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Admission is free. 

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