Major Episodes of Colonial Racism in Maine State Indian History and Policy
a talk with Darren Ranco
Tuesday, July 20, 6pm – 7pm ET
Wherever we are in Maine, we are on Wabanaki homeland. In this talk, Dr. Darren Ranco will show how issues of racial injustice have shaped State of Maine Indian History and Policy, as well as give a broad historical and rights context to contemporary issues related to Wabanaki Tribal Sovereignty and Treat Rights.
About the speaker: Darren J. Ranco, PhD is a citizen of the Penobscot Nation, and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine. He has a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. His research focuses on the ways in which indigenous communities in the United States resist environmental destruction by using indigenous science, diplomacies, and critiques of liberalism to protect natural and cultural resources. He teaches classes on indigenous intellectual property rights, research ethics, environmental justice and tribal governance. As a citizen of the Penobscot Nation, he is particularly interested in how better research relationships can be made between universities, museums, Native and non-Native researchers, and indigenous communities.
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required.
Location: online via Zoom.