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Lowell Lecture

Indigenous Peoples' Day: Dawnland + Dear Georgina Online Film Screening & Live Q&A

Date & Time

Oct. 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St. Salem , MA 01970
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gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag), Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot), Roger Paul (Passamaquoddy), Adam Mazo

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Peabody Essex Museum


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For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. National News & Documentary Emmy® award winning film DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

In DEAR GEORGINA a Passamaquoddy elder journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.

Join TRC commissioner gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag), film participant Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot), and linguist Roger Paul (Passamaquoddy) for a conversation moderated by DAWNLAND filmmaker and Upstander Project director Adam Mazo after the film.

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This event is presented in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day and is co-sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum, Hopelink and the Lowell Institute.

PEM is open to the public for the holiday.