Upcoming Event

A Common Time talk about Environmental Justice and the Penobscot River presented by Barry Dana, Penobscot leader and educator

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 11:45am to 1:15pm in the Emery Arts Center


Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

 Film Screening and Q & A about the Impact of Environmental Policy on the Native American Way of Life and discussion with Barry Dana, Penobscot Leader and Educator

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:00pm in Lincoln Auditorium

Barry Dana is former Chief of the Penobscot Nation in Maine. He has spent the last two decades promoting the traditions of Maine’s indigenous nations and helping his people regain control of their culture and ancestral lands. In recent years, Dana has battled powerful paper companies and their allies in state government in an effort to stop toxic dumping in the Penobscot River, on which his people have depended for food and medicinal plants for 10,000 years. Dana is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor’s degree in education and an associate’s degree in forest management and has taught at the Indian Island schools.


Published by

Michael K. Johnson

Michael Johnson is Professor of English at the University of Maine at Farmington.

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