Join Shirley Hager and Mawopiyane as they share their remarkable experience exploring authentic, mutually supportive relationships between Indigenous People and settlers in Wabanaki territory – a region encompassing the state of Maine and the Canadian Maritime provinces.
"Mawopiyane" is the name chosen to describe the group of co-authors. In Passamaquoddy, “mawopiyane” means "let us sit together," but the deeper meaning is of a group coming together to struggle with a sensitive or divisive issue – but one with a very desirable outcome.
The co-authors will share their experience of regularly getting together to explore and, over time, begin to bridge their tragic shared history. They'll also discuss how what they learned during the process can help other groups work through their own longstanding conflicts.
The panel will include:
Alma H. Brooks/Zapawey-kwey
T. Dana Mitchell
Wayne A. Newell
Marilyn Keyes Roper