Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FW: Wabanaki Perspectives and Human Awareness at UMA, Oct. 13-16

MAIN and Maine Equal Justice wanted to share with our members and friends this exciting opportunity to experience the rich culture of the Wabanaki People. We encourage you to participate in this free public event.  If you have questions or want to learn more, please go to: 
Wabanaki Perspectives and Human Awareness
October 13-16, 2009
University of Maine at Augusta

Several Wabanaki citizens have been working with staff and students from the University of Maine at Augusta to plan Wabanaki Perspectives and Human Awareness. 
This four-day event to take place October 13-16 will include presentations, films, demonstrations, and opportunities for socializing to share and to experience the rich culture of the Wabanaki People.  The events are free and open to the public. 
Week-long ongoing opportunities include: Talking Circles, Sacred Space, Bonfire by the lake, Music by native artists, Continual showing of films on university public monitors, Traditional foods available in the café, Arts displayed throughout the main buildings, and the sale of local Native books, DVDs, CDs, baskets, jewelry, clothing, & crafts.
This event will provide an opportunity 
+    For Native American Students attending UMA to gather and share their culture.  
+    To allow Wabanaki youth to meet and to celebrate their common heritage while sharing key aspects of Wabanaki nationhood and culture with the non-Indian population.
+    To allow Wabanaki youth to experience a campus environment and learn about the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.
+    For non-Native American students to learn about the Wabanaki and participate in Wabanaki cultural activities.
For the public to learn about the Wabinaki and participate in Wabanaki cultural  activities; and
+    To provide a foundation for future intra and inter cultural interactions amongst university students, faculty, staff and the public.
To learn more about this exciting event and to see a schedule for each day, go to:

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