Resistance, Remembrance, Justice: Learning and Reflecting on Upstander Project's Bounty

May 18, 2022
Bounty, a Film Screening

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Resistance, Remembrance, Justice: Learning and Reflecting on Upstander Project's Bounty

Join us for a virtual community learning forum centered on a screening and panel discussion of Bounty, part of Upstander Project’s Dawnland film series. Bounty reveals the hidden story of the Phips Proclamation, one of many scalp-bounty proclamations used to exterminate Native people in order to take their land in what is now New England. In the film, Penobscot parents and children resist erasure and commemorate survival by reading and reacting to the government-issued Phips Proclamation’s call for colonial settlers to hunt, scalp, and murder Penobscot people. Bounty and the accompanying teacher guide invite us all to face stories of the incalculable loss, suffering, and unacknowledged trauma inflicted upon Indigenous People by settlers, past and present.

Our panelists include:

  • Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot Nation) (she/her) is a filmmaker and journalist with Sunlight Media Collective, and co-director of and a participant in Bounty.
  • endawnis Spears (Diné, Ojibwe, Chickasaw, Choctaw) (she/her) is the co-director of Upstander Academy. She is also the director of outreach and programming and a founding member of the Akomawt Educational Initiative, an Indigenous education and interpretive consultancy.
  • Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., (she/her) is the learning director for Upstander Project and an Emmy® award-winning researcher.

This forum will provide space to reflect and process what we learn from the film and panelists.

Zoom details will be forwarded to participants 1-day prior to the forum.

This event is open to all educators and community members, with a particular focus on the New England region.

Online via Zoom
May 18, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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