Online Film Screening and Panel Discussion
October 10 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Hill Heritage Trust is delivering a film screening of “Voices from the Barrens, Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty” in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day.
This film documents the wild blueberry harvest of the Wabanaki People from the USA and Canada. The film focuses on the Passamaquoddy tribe’s challenge to balance blueberry hand raking traditions with the economic realities of the world market, which favor mechanical harvesting. Each August, First People of the Canadian Wabanaki, the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik) tribes, cross the U.S./Canada border into Maine to take part in the tradition of hand raking blueberries with their Passamaquoddy brothers and sisters. This crossing to Maine’s blueberry barrens isn’t considered “agricultural labor,” but is a part of the traditional harvest from the earth.
We will have Nancy Ghertner, film director and Hubert Francis, musician and Indigenous advocate, join us for the panel discussion.
To sign up, use this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_zFVAxI_9SWyjBmvULK2BNw.
If you have questions email [email protected]
- October 10
- Event Category:
- Blue Hill Heritage Trust
- (207) 374-5118