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Indigenous Rights & Climate Change w/ Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot

  • Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)

On Indigenous People's Day, the Abbe is hosting activist and attorney Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot, for a talk on climate change action and it's connection to Indigenous rights. We are happy to offer this learning opportunity in conjunction with our current exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything, which looks at the long standing relationship between Indigenous peoples and the waters.

About Sherri:
Sherri Mitchell was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation (Penawahpskek). She speaks and teaches around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change. Her broad base of knowledge allows her to synthesize many subjects into a cohesive whole, weaving together a multitude of complex issues and articulating them in a way that both satisfies the mind and heals the heart. Sherri has been actively involved with Indigenous rights and environmental justice work for more than 25 years. In 2010, she received the Mahoney Dunn International Human Rights and Humanitarian Award, for research into Human Rights violations against Indigenous Peoples. To learn more click here:

This program and is free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: October 14
People of the First Light Tour
Later Event: October 21
People of the First Light Tour