Penobscot Indian Nation

Indian Chief Discusses Today's Penobscot Nation at UNH

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

October 3, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. -- Barry Dana, chief of the Penobscot Indian nation, will talk about tribal sovereignty and environmental issues in the 21st century as they relate to the nation Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building rooms 334/336.

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the dean's office in Life Sciences and Agriculture, the Office of Sustainability Programs, the dean's office in Liberal Arts, and the American Studies Program, the lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Dana is an educator and environmental activist who has taken a leading role in the Penobscot's legal struggles against Maine paper companies. He is also a skilled birchbark canoe maker and long-distance runner, committed to sustaining Penobscot tradition by teaching it to young people and local communities.

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