Program for Sunday, November 14, 2021
gkisedtanamoogk [KEE set TAH nah mook] was one of five commissioners on the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission which worked from February 2013 to June 2015 to uncover the truth about child-welfare practice with
Maine’s Native people and create opportunities for people to heal and learn from what they discovered. Reparations and reconciliation is hard work, best undertaken with grounding and intention. How did the Maine Commission come to be and what were the enduring effects of its learnings? How do we co-create a more profound envisioning for the future of our life together as well as with the Earth.
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gkisedtanamoogk is Wampanoag from the Native Community of Mashpee; he is family member of Nkeketonseonqikom, the Longhouse of the Otter, and T8nuppatonseonqikom, the Longhouse of the Turtle; married to Miigam’agan, together with three Children and four Grandchildren. He taught for 10 years at the University of Maine, Orono Campus, as an Adjunct Instructor and lecturer in the Native American Studies and the Peace and Reconciliation Programs. Presently, gkisedtanamoogk is a member of the Kairos Indigenous Rights Circle, Kairos initiated climate change program, For the Love of Creation, and a faculty member of the Upstanders Academy