Connecting the origination of the Wabanaki people, their traditional belief system, and the impact of language on their world view will heighten participants’ understanding of the Wabanaki response to health care, behavioral health care, and substance use disorder treatment. Current speakers of the Wabanaki language will be identified and the experiences of living and passed Native people will be shared, followed by a question and answer period.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Roger Paul has done work for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseets, his home tribe of Passamaquoddy and is presently working as a teacher with the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine at Orono. His work history mirrors his background from being Cultural Director, Teacher, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Consultant. He takes an active role towards the preservation of Culture, Language, and educating people on the importance of realizing the significance of the indigenous peoples of New England and Atlantic Canada. Read more…
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch will be on your own.