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'Dawnland' Tells Of The Taking Of Native American Children In Maine13:43
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Georginia Sappier-Richardson sharing her story at a TRC community visit. (Courtesy: Upstander  Project)MoreCloseclosemore
Georginia Sappier-Richardson sharing her story at a TRC community visit. (Courtesy: Upstander Project)

The documentary "Dawnland" tells the story of the state of Maine's effort to come to terms with a shockingly shameful part of its history, when state welfare workers removed Indian children from their families and placed them in foster care.

The film follows the work of the state's Truth And Reconciliation Commission, set up in 2012, which gathered stories from the state's indigenous people.

"Dawnland" will premiere at the Independent Film Festival Boston on April 28. 

Guests

Adam Mazo, director of the Upstander Project and co-director and producer of "Dawnland." He tweets @adammmazo.

Dawn Neptune Adams, a member of the Penobscott Nation, who shares her story in the film. She tweets @msladycarpenter.

This segment aired on April 27, 2018.

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