Film: DawnlandThursday November 7, 2019
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.
The State of Maine initiated the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners traveled across Maine gathering testimony and bearing witness to the devastating impact of the state’s child welfare practices on Wabanaki families.
This feature-length documentary DAWNLAND follows the TRC to contemporary Wabanaki communities to witness intimate, sacred moments of truth-telling and healing. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.
Location: Community Room - Small & Midsized Rooms
to go to the Durham Public Library