Adults and teens are invited to come discuss selections from Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England. Stop in the Cook Library and borrow a copy of the book ahead of time. Then, read the selections listed and join us on Zoom for one or both discussions.

Dawnland Voices Reading Group, part one, Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM, live via Zoom. Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/dawnlandvoices1.

Reading list:

  • p. 1, Introduction, Siobhan Senier
    p. 275, Abenaki Introduction, Lisa Brooks
  • p. 293, The Abenakis of Vermont, Stephen Laurent
  • p. 301, reading, poems by Joseph Bruchac III
  • p. 307, poems by Carol Willette Bachofner
  • p. 313, poems by Cheryl Savageau
  • p. 345, poems by Suzanne Rancourt
  • p. 351, James Bruchac
  • p. 361, Jesse Bruchac

Dawnland Voices Reading Group, part two, Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 PM, live via Zoom. Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/dawnlandvoices2.

Reading list:

  • p. 1, Introduction, Siobhan Senier
  • p.21, Mi’kmaq Introduction, Jaime Battiste
  • p. 27, Mi’kmaq Creation Story, Chief Stephen Augustine
  • p. 97, three poems, Alice Azure
  • p. 113, Maliseet Introduction, Juana Perley
  • p. 139, Linguicide, the Killing of Languages, and the Case for Immersion Education, Andrea Bear Nicholas
  • p. 147, poems by Mihku Paul
  • p. 161, Passamaquoddy Introduction, Donald Soctomah
  • p. 163, Wampum Reading, Sopiel Soctomah
  • p. 164, Speech, 1813, Chief Francis Joseph Neptune
  • p. 173, poems by Sylvia Gabriel
  • p. 215, Penobscot Introduction, Carol Dana
  • p. 243, poems by Carol Dana
  • p. 249, Growing Up with Stereotypes: A Native Woman’s Perspective, Rhonda Frey
  • p. 261, reading, poems by Sherri Mitchell

This online reading group is part of “Wabanaki History, Ecology & Experiences,” a series of programs exploring Indigenous history and experiences in what is now called northern New England, a collaboration between the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth and the Chocorua Lake Conservancy, made possible through a generous grant from The Tamworth Foundation.