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The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center plans to continue its Wabanaki Voices Speaker Series with Maria Girouard of Penobscot Nation.

The talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Tewksbury Hall, on the island in Skowhegan. She will present The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims.

Masks are required for in-person attendance.

According to a news release from the history house, Girouard is an historian with a particular expertise in Maine Indian land claims. She earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Maine in part from her thesis, “The Original Meaning and Intent of the Maine Indian Land Claims: Penobscot Perspectives.”

She is a long-standing community organizer, environmental steward and educator. She speaks extensively on topics such as the Maine Indian land claims, Penobscot cultural connections to Katahdin, history of the Penobscot River, and food justice.

She is a co-founder of the Sunlight Media Collective and of The Peoples’ Garden, a community garden located on Indian Island.

Girouard serves as the executive director of Wabanaki REACH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to truth, healing and change.

To register for the Zoom link, visit

For more information, call 207-474-6632.

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