Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Free Event

Dawnland is a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. With exclusive access and never before seen footage, it reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) discovers that state power continues to be used to break up Wabanaki families, threatening the very existence of the Wabanaki people. Can they right this wrong and turn around a broken child welfare system? Dawnland foregrounds the immense challenges that this commission faces as they work toward truth, reconciliation, and the survival of all Indigenous peoples. Post film discussion with Chris Newell, senior advisor of the documentary. 1h 26m