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Americans Who Tell the Truth: Esther Attean and Denise Altvater (Brooksville)
March 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Esther Attean and Denise Altvater, Passamaquoddy women who instigated the Maine/Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will speak to us at Reversing Falls Sunday 3/5 at 4 p.m.
Rob Shetterly writes that Maine is the only state in the US to have instituted a partnership between Native Tribes and state government for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which allows indigenous people to explain in formal settings all across the state the nature of racism and trauma inflicted on native people – both historically and currently. The commission particularly focused on forced “adoptions” of Native children into white homes in order to “civilize”: the children. Attean and Altvater will be the first in a series of Americans Who Tell the Truth to speak at Reversing Falls Sanctuary on Sundays during Lent.
Esther Attean and Denise Altvater have both been painted by artist Rob Shetterly in his series, Americans Who Tell the Truth. In March, some of Rob’s paintings are exhibited at the Blue Hill Public Library.
For more about the portrtait series, visit: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org
For more about this program or the whole Lenten series:
469-7850 or www.reversingfalls.org