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Join the makers of the Emmy Award winning film DAWNLAND for a special digital screening.
For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.
Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at dawnland.org
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Dawnland Feature (private)
- Claudia Fox Tree
Professional educator, Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak/Yurumein) teaches courses and workshops on transforming curriculum and culturally responsive teaching practices. She also leads conversations "un-erasing" Native American First Nations People (FNP) ingenuity. She gives voice to First Nation experiences (past and present) and asks allies and co-conspirators to come on the journey with her. Her presentations feature discussions which can focus on identity, culture, contributions, stereotypes, and historical inaccuracies.
- Adam Mazo
Adam Mazo is an Emmy® award-winning filmmaker and the director of the Upstander Project and co-director and producer of First Light, and the feature-length film, Dawnland. Adam also directed and produced Coexist (WORLD Channel, Africa Movie Academy Award Nominee). He co-founded the Upstander Project in 2009. He is originally from Minnesota, graduated from the University of Florida, and now lives in Boston with his wife and sons.
- Tracy Rector
Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole) is Managing Director for Storytelling at Nia Tero and the impact producer for Dawnland. She is a mixed race filmmaker, curator, community organizer, co-founder of Longhouse Media. She has made over 400 short films, and is currently in production of her fifth feature documentary. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, Cannes Film Festival, ImagineNative, National Geographic, Toronto International Film Festival, and in the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. She is a current Firelight Media Lab Fellow, WGBH Producer Fellow, and Sundance Institute Lab Fellow. Raised in Seattle and Albuquerque, Tracy lives in Seattle and sits as a City of Seattle Arts Commissioner.
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