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Dawnland: A Documentary about Cultural Survival and Stolen Children
October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dedham Indigenous Peoples Day Film Screening: Dawnland
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day in Dedham, a coalition of organizations is hosting a screening of the Emmy-award winning documentary film “Dawnland” A story of stolen children and cultural survival.
For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
We will be joined by Elizabeth Solomon, of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag, to speak after the film.
Admission is free, donations welcome.
As we will be indoors, we request that attendees wear a mask.
Dedham Community Theater
580 High St, Dedham, MA 02026
Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00am
Dedham Public Library
Dedham Historical Society & Museum
Dedham Human Rights Commission