Organization: Wabanaki REACH
Mission: We support the self-determination of Wabanaki people through education, truth-telling, restorative justice, and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine communities. We design our structures and processes to be responsive to Wabanaki communities and beneficial to Wabanaki people.
Recent Event: Wabanaki REACH partnered with Threadbare Theatre Workshop to craft an original, community-devised play together– where the river widens– performed along the Penobscot River this last September. This collaboration with the Wabanaki community is part of Wabanaki REACH's truth-telling initiative, Beyond the Claims– Stories from the Land & the Heart; an oral history project illuminating the Maine Indian land claims.
Our truth-telling project has engaged folks from Wabanaki and Maine communities in deep conversations over the past year. We have interviewed people with diverse experiences and perspectives, including Wabanaki elders, Tribal Chiefs, legislators, lawyers, commissioners as well as poets, culture keepers, and families impacted by the Maine Indian land claims and MICSA for generations.
About the Play, where the river widens: