The Donna M. Loring Lecture Series, sponsored by the Maine Women Writers Collection, addresses current or historic Native American or aboriginal issues, indigenous rights, as well as women’s issues, civil rights, and issues of fairness and equality as they overlap with the concerns of tribal peoples. The series was established in 2009.

Browse the contents of Donna M. Loring Lecture Series:

2023: A Reading by Morgan Talty, author of Night of the Living Rez
2022: One Nation, Under Fraud: A Remonstrance
2021: Racial Justice in Maine State Policy: Understanding the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations
2020: Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19 in Maine: Shining a Light on Systemic Inequality
2019: Teaching Wabanaki History and Culture in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities
2018: Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Under Threat? Art, Culture, and the Future of Maine Indian Basketmaking
2018: Penobscot Nation v. Janet Mills: A Case of Cultural Identity and Tribal Stewardship
2015: Racism in Maine: Beyond Black and White
2013: Listening with Fifteen Hearts: Life Stories of Women across Cultures
2012: Winona LaDuke: Environmental Justice from a Native Perspective
2011: Truth and Reconciliation in Maine: a Model of Collaboration and Process of Decolonization
2010: Out of the Depths: A personal account of a residential school experience and the effects of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apology many years later
2009: Red Hope: Weaving Waponahki Policy toward Decolonization