Truth and Reconciliation in Maine: The harm done to Wabanaki children and how the Wabanaki/Maine partnership promotes healing

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday August 7, 7pm Delano Hall, MMA Campus

Truth and Reconciliation in Maine: The harm done to Wabanaki children and how the Wabanaki/Maine partnership promotes healing

For this year's Trinity fundraiser, we have invited Rob Shetterly to speak. His "Americans Who Tell The Truth" series of paintings has won international acclaim, and he will speak about the two Wabanaki women he chose for his latest portraits. It is also our good fortune that these two women, Esther Attean and Denise Altvater, whose portraits now hang in Augusta, have agreed to come to tell us their stories. 

Their stories are painful and disturbing. These are stories that we won't want to hear, but we need to hear about the injustices done to Wabanaki children in Maine, not in the distant past, but in our lifetime. The story we will want to hear is how Maine is trying to make amends for the suffering of the children. Maine is partnering with the Wabanaki to create the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. While the history of the relationship between the Wabanaki and the state of Maine has been complicated and painful, today there is hope that their partnership in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can begin to heal the past.

As in the previous years, we will host a reception at 5:30 in the parish hall before the 7:00 presentation. Help us get the word out about this unique, important event.