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The Role of the Matriarch in Environmental Justice (Portland)

March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

USM Women & Gender Studies is very excited to announce this year’s Women’s History Month Keynote speaker! Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation, will give her talk, “The Role of the Matriarch in Environmental Justice,” on March 16th in the Glickman Family Library on the Portland USM campus. Please join us for this important event.

Sherri L. Mitchell is Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation. She was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian Reservation, at Indian Island in Maine. Sherri received her J.D. and a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. Sherri has worked as an Educator for the Maine Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division; a law clerk at the United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, in Washington DC; an associate with Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan, LLC. in Boulder, Colorado; and, as a legal analyst/advisor to Indigenous and Aboriginal groups across the United States and Canada, from her office in Tucson, Arizona. In 2009, Sherri’s work on nation-state complicity with Indigenous human rights violations won her the Maloney-Dunn International Human Rights and Humanitarian Award.

The Land Peace Foundation is a small, native-owned, Indigenous rights organization that is committed to the preservation of Indigenous cultural, land and water rights and the protection of sacred sites. It provides low-cost legal services, alternative dispute resolution, and training programs for Indigenous peoples and their allies who are working to build strong and effective Indigenous Rights Movements.

Location: University Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

Additional Information: This event is FREE and open to the public!


85 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States


USM Women & Gender Studies Program