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A Sneak Peek at Bounty and Conversation with gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag) and Mishy Lesser, Ed.D.

  • Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
  • Time: 12:30pm2:00pm EDT
  • Location: Hybrid: Margaret Jewett Hall and via Zoom

Join us for a special preview of the 9-minute documentary Bounty, soon to be released by the award winning Upstander Project. The film features Penobscot parents and their children celebrating their survival by reading and reacting to a government-issued bounty proclamation that promised large sums of money for colonial settlers to hunt, scalp, and murder Penobscot people. The proclamation was issued in 1755 by Lieutenant Governor Spencer Phips, Commander-in-Chief of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, and member of First Church in Cambridge who lived for many years on nearby Brattle Street.

After the film, we will be joined by two outstanding educators from the Upstander Academy, gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag) and Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., for a time of conversation and  learning together.   gkisedtanamoogk (key-said-TAH-NAH-mook) is from the community of Mashpee located on what is currently called Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He served as co-chair of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was an Adjunct Instructor with the Native American Studies Program and the Peace and Reconciliation Programs on the Orono campus of the University of Maine for more than a decade. Dr. Lesser is an Emmy® award-winning researcher and the learning director for the Upstander Project, co-director of the Upstander Academy, and Education Fellow at the Dodd Human Rights Impact at the University of Connecticut. We are delighted to welcome their expertise and guidance as we continue to learn about the living legacy of settler colonialism and take steps to disrupt it. Please join us!

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