DAWNLAND: Film Screening and Discussion
March 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free by donation, space is limited.
Register here: tinyurl.com/dawnland-whidbey
All proceeds support the National Indian Child Welfare Association
Join us in Thomas Berry Hall for a film screening and discussion of DAWNLAND, a film exploring the devastation of Indigenous child removal from the early 20th Century through the Scoop era and into the present. The film goes in depth with the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States, assembled in Maine. DAWNLAND follows the commission as it undertakes this historic investigation and bears witness to Wabanaki families whose experiences have been profoundly shaped by generations of systematic child removal.
Rebecca Black, 2nd generation Scoop survivor, and Carol Wishcamper, Maine TRC member, will be with us for the screening and discussion.
We invite you to arrive at 5 pm for this film screening and discussion.
5:30 program start
6-7:30 film screening
7:30- 8:30 discussion
We’ll provide coffee and tea. We know this event falls right at the dinner hour, and we invite you to bring your dinner or any snacks that will support your wellbeing during the showing!
After the film, we’ll have an hour of discussion with hosts Rebecca Black and Carol Wishcamper.
Shuttle support from our outer parking lot will be provided.