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Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:50:39 -0400
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Hello, all.

Prince Memorial Library is offering the opportunity to listen in on a very
timely, virtual conversation with Native activist Barry Dana next Thursday,
April 28 at 6:30 p.m. We will talk with Dana about his deep connection to
the earth, his activism on behalf of Native sovereignty and the Penobscot
River, and the current state of affairs involving the Wabanaki people and
the State of Maine.

The conversation, titled *Native Journey: A Conversation with Barry Dana*,
will be led by Thomas Bennett, historian and director of Prince Memorial

Registration is required:

Barry Dana grew up on Indian Island in the Penobscot River, and currently
lives in Solon. He served as Chief of the Penobscot Nation from 2000 to
2004, and is a teacher and artist. In his youth, he spent a good deal of
time with tribal elders, from whom he learned about Native traditions such
as hunting, gathering plants, canoeing, and snowshoe- and basket-making. He
is credited with re-invigorating the Katahdin 100, a Native spiritual
journey from Indian Island to Katahdin by foot and canoe. He completed the
1996 250-mile CanAm Crown Sled Dog Race on cross-country skis, and in 2017
hiked from Mt. Washington to Katahdin in honor of his late uncle.

Feel free to share this information widely. To share via Facebook, check
out the PML Facebook page:


Kelly Greenlee

Community Outreach Librarian

Prince Memorial Library

Cumberland, ME