Filmmaker in Attendance

For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. Now, in Maine, the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) in the United States gathers testimony and bears witness to the dramatic impact of the state’s child welfare practices on the Wabanaki people of Turtle Island. With unprecedented access to this groundbreaking and intimate process, DAWNLAND reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

2018, 86 minutes, Directed by Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip