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PPS, USM Co-Sponsor Passamaquoddy Talk

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PPS, USM Co-Sponsor Passamaquoddy Talk
Posted on 01/22/2020
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The Portland Public Schools is co-sponsoring a presentation at the University of Southern Maine on Thursday, Jan. 23, that is designed to increase understanding of Indigenous cultures and communities in Maine.

The event, titled “Peskotomuhkatik yut: This is Passamaquoddy Territory,” will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hannaford Hall in USM’s Abromson Center, on the Portland Campus. It will feature Passamaquoddy language teachers and linguists Roger Paul and Newell Lewey, who will discuss the relationship between Passamaquoddy lands, language, and worldview in a wide-ranging talk that will draw on history, culture, linguistics and stories.

Their talk is designed for educators and other members of the public looking to increase their understanding of Indigenous peoples in Maine. This is a rare opportunity to learn from native speakers, master language teachers, and gifted storytellers.

This talk is co-hosted and co-sponsored by the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine and the Wabanaki Studies Curriculum Initiative of the Portland Public Schools.

For more information and to register for this free event, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peskotomuhkatik-yut-this-is-passamaquoddy-territory-tickets-89125545907

PHOTO: Roger Paul, who teaches Wabanaki languages at the University of Maine Orono and the University of Southern Maine in Portland, is one of the featured speakers at the Jan. 23 presentation at USM.