Ethical and Spiritual Principles
ESTIA 12th Annual Conference
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
8:30am Registration, 9:00am Program
The Hutchinson Center 80 Belmont Ave. Rte. 3 Belfast, Maine 04915
Chair of Native American Programs and Coordinator of Native American Research, Darren Ranco, a member of the Penobscot Nation, focuses on the ways in which indigenous communities resist environmental destruction through indigenous diplomacy and protection of cultural resources.
Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit
An Indigenous rights attorney, writer, and activist who melds traditional life&way teachings into spirit&based movements, Sherri Mitchell will present on the balance between rights and responsibilities in activism.
Historian and expert on the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act, Maria Girouard advocates for the preservation of cultural heritage, environmental activism, food sovereignty, and the rights of the Penobscot Nation.
Round Table Discussions:
Poetry and Ecology: Kathleen Ellis
Penobscot Bay Waterkeeper: Ron Huber
Organic Gardening and Ecology: Michael Bahner
Permaculture and Ecology: Eileen Hagerman
Flute Music and Ecology: Hawk Henries
Forgiveness and Ecology: Phyllis Brazee & Barbara Blazej
Nonviolence and Ecology: Hugh Curran
Therapeutic Music and Plants: Masanobu Ikemiya
Ecosystem Protection and Ecology: Carol Kinsey
Price: $35.00 per person, $25.00 for seniors $15.00 for students. Lunch will be provided at a $5.00 cost.
For additional information you may call 207-581-2636 or email Hugh Curran at hugh.curran@umit. maine.edu
Co0sponsored by the Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program