ORONO — The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is scheduled to host a talk by Micah Pawling from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, about how history, particularly Wabanaki history, can help create a more sustainable society.

All in the center’s Sustainability Talks series are free and offered both remotely via Zoom and in person at 107 Norman Smith Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Registration is required to attend via Zoom; to register and receive connection information, visit umaine.edu/return.

In this talk, “Why We Need History to Create a Sustainable World: Views from Wabanaki History,” Pawling will explore the significance of historical research in the context of a sustainable society.

Pawling is an associate professor of history and Native American studies at UMaine whose research interests include the ethnohistory of the Wabanaki peoples of northern New England and eastern Canada. As a recipient of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, he collaborates with the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township (Motahkomikuk) on community history.

His forthcoming book is about Wabanaki waterscapes in the 19th century.

Face coverings currently are required through at least Sept. 30 for students, staff, faculty, visitors and others when indoors at a University of Maine System facility.

Updates for this event will be posted to the event webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth at 207-581-3196 or [email protected].