Mitchell Center Online Talk - The Land Back Movement and the Future of Land Relations in the Dawnlandfrom Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
Mitchell Center Online Talk - The Land Back Movement and the Future of Land Relations in the Dawnland
Monday, March 29 at 3:00pm
This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns, at https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/seminars/spring-2021-sustainability-talks/.
Panel discussion: John Banks, Lucas St. Claire, Peter Forbes, Darren Ranco
Join Dr. Darren Ranco for a roundtable discussion about the Land Back movement and the future of indigenous land relations in Maine. Dr. Ranco will be joined by John Banks, Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation; Lucas St. Claire, President of the Elliotsville Foundation which recently returned 735 acres to the Penobscot Nation; and Peter Forbes co-founder of First Light, a land-back collaboration. Panelists will discuss the recent return of land to the Penobscot Nation, the importance of the land and its history, the need for reconciliation in the conservation movement and the possibility of new land relations in Maine.