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MFT & MOFGA Winter Film Series: Gather
March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
The film will begin at 6pm followed by a Zoom panel discussion at 7pm with members of Maine’s indigenous community who are working on food sovereignty here. Meet the panelists:
Heather Augustine of Wabanaki REACH and a Miꞌkmaq tribal member
Kessi Watters Kimball: I am a Mi’kmaq food and medicine producer based out of Kennebec county in traditional Wabanaki territory. I organize and educate with Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective. We practice and support the People’s Agroecology Process. Part of EWR’s current focus is to develop a Rematriation School to facilitate the dissemination of traditional ecological knowledge from our elders to our youth groups across the inter-tribal regions of the Northeast. I am passionate about restoring access to traditional fishing, fowling, hunting and gathering grounds- a recognition of our international treaty rights and sovereignty. I am equally passionate about feeding hungry folks healthy locally produced foods. I approach these issues from the perspective of a mother, auntie and educator…with compassion and openness.
Registration and viewing will be hosted via virtual cinema platform, Storyspaces.
The $5 registration fee will help cover our costs of showing the film.