Jesup Library Online Author Talk
December 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Jesup Memorial Library will be hosting an online talk by Shirley N. Hager, author of “The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Setter Relations,” on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
In a world that requires knowledge and wisdom to address developing crises around us, “The Gatherings” shows how indigenous and non-indigenous peoples can come together to create meaningful and lasting relationships.
Thirty years ago, in Wabanaki territory – a region encompassing the state of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes – a group of indigenous and non-indigenous individuals came together to explore some of the most pressing questions at the heart of truth and healing efforts in the United States and Canada. Meeting over several years in long-weekend gatherings, in a Wabanaki-led traditional council format, assumptions were challenged, perspectives upended and stereotypes shattered. Alliances and friendships were formed that endure to this day.
“The Gatherings” tells the moving story of these meetings in the words of both indigenous and non-indigenous participants. Reuniting to reflect on how their lives were changed by their experiences and how they continue to be impacted by them, the participants share the valuable lessons they learned.
Hager is a retired associate professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Currently, she serves with the Friends (Quaker) Committee on Maine Public Policy and chairs its Committee on Tribal-State Relations.
For more information, call the library at 288-4245.