Community program

Wabanaki REACH offers community program, Interacting with Wabanaki Maine History – Knox County VillageSoup

ROCKPORT — Wabanaki REACH will offer a community program, Interacting with Wabanaki Maine History, via Zoom on Friday, October 1 from 6-8 p.m. The program is presented by The Dancing Elephant and open to the public by donation. Registrations, required to receive a Zoom link, can be made at

Pictured is a map of Wabanaki territory.

The two-hour program is an interactive experience in which leaders and participants engage in a story of particular events in the 400-year history of colonization of the Wabanaki people by Europeans, in this territory now called the state of Maine. This highly engaging experience requires everyone’s full participation in order to truly increase our understanding of colonization and what it means for current descendants and future generations.

The October 1 program will be followed by a second offering, Healing Begins with Truth: Understanding Colonization, on Friday, November 5.

“We seek to build a larger, stronger community of people who understand the long-term impact of generational harm to Indigenous peoples since first contact and who are committed to transforming current systems that provide benefits to the culture. dominant. We believe in the power of education and engagement. When people understand more deeply what happened, they naturally want to participate in writing a different story for our grandchildren. — Wabanaki REACH.

The mission of Wabanaki REACH is to support the self-determination of the Wabanaki people through education, truth, restorative justice and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine communities. For more information, visit

The Dancing Elephant is a community yoga, meditation and art center offering online offerings and yoga classes at Union Hall in Rockport. All programs are donation-based and available for all skill levels. For more information and to register, visit or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694.

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