Wabanaki Leaders, Academics Partner to Restore Maine Ecosystems April 15

It takes many tributaries to make great rivers — and many community partners to clean them up.

Leaders and members of Maine’s Native American tribes and Bowdoin College faculty will meet on campus Friday, April 15, 2011, to discuss working together to help restore Maine’s waterways. The symposium “Restoring Maine Rivers: Wabanaki and Academic Partnerships” is open to the public free of charge.

“There are many ways in which academia can more deeply partner with the communities in which they do research, and one of those is the Native American community here in Maine,” says Bowdoin Liaison for Native American Affairs Leslie Shaw, an anthropologist and symposium organizer. “This kind of conference will allow tribal leaders and Maine environmentalists to come together with academic researchers and really talk.”

The symposium will include panel discussions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, and an evening keynote address by N. Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor and chair of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

For more information: http://www.bowdoin.edu/news/events/archives/008363.shtml

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