Humanities Event

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:15 PM7:30 PM
In Maine, a historic investigation--the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States--begins a bold journey. For over two years, Native and non-Native commissioners travel across Maine. They gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the state's child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities. Collectively, these tribes make up the Wabanaki people. The 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.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • web: dawnland.org/
  • cost: Free