Maine-Wabanaki REACH is featured in DAWNLAND. The organization advances Wabanaki self-determination by strengthening the cultural, spiritual and physical well-being of Native people in Maine.
REACH (Reconciliation-Engagement-Advocacy-Change-Healing) sees a future where Maine and Wabanaki people join together, acknowledging truth, promoting healing and creating change.
REACH began as a collaboration of state and tribal child welfare workers who knew from their work together that children, families, and communities need truth, healing, and change.
REACH initiated the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and supported the Commission as it worked in Wabanaki and Maine communities. You can read the Commission’s findings and recommendations, which inform and guide REACH’s work and vision for the future.
REACH staff continues to work with Wabanaki and Maine communities, rejuvenating the spirit that’s rooted in land, ceremony, identity and relationships. REACH supports Wabanaki people in addressing their communities’ needs and aspirations. REACH engages Maine people to acknowledge the full truth of the past, embrace the full truth of the present, and commit to creating a just future, no matter what obstacles are in the way.
The filmmakers encourage you to support REACH by making a donation via the REACH website.