The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center is set to hold the fourth lecture of the Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Tewksbury Hall on Island Avenue.

Darren Ranco, a Penobscot Tribal member, is an associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine at Orono.

His talk, “Major Episodes of Colonial Racism in Maine State Indian History and Policy,” aims to show how issues of racial injustice have shaped Maine Indian history and policy.

The talk will also give a broad historical and rights context to contemporary issues related to Wabanaki Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Rights, according to a news release from RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult & Community Education.

For those who prefer to attend by Zoom, register at

After registering, a confirmation containing information about joining the meeting will be emailed.

For more information, call Patricia Horine at 207-474-8215.

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