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Teaching Wabanaki History and Culture in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities

Lecture Series Donna M. Loring Lecture Series

Pender Makin, Maine Education Commissioner, Fiona Hopper, Social Studies Teacher Leader and Wabanaki Studies Coordinator, and Bridgid Neptune, community partner

Since 2001, Maine law has required that K-12 education incorporate Wabanaki history and culture. Donna M. Loring, who was then the Penobscot Representative to the Maine State Legislature, sponsored the legislation. This year's Donna M. Loring Lecture assesses Maine's progress in implementing the law. The speakers, Maine Education Commissioner Pender Makin, Fiona Hopper, Social Studies Teacher Leader and Wabanaki Studies Coordinator in Portland Public Schools, and community partner Bridgid Neptune will address why this mandate is so important, how it has succeeded, and what challenges educators have yet to overcome in order to achieve its goals.
IP Competencies: Values & Ethics, Leadership


Refreshments will be provided.


Maine Women Writers Collection


Cathleen Miller

(207) 221-4334

3:30 PM4:30 PM
Jack S. Ketchum Library, Saint Francis Room

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public