On Friday June 24 at 6:30 pm the Eastport & Lubec ArtWalk proudly present the 1-hour film:  “Doctrine of Discovery”, followed by discussion with Dwayne Tomah, at Eastport Arts Center.  This event is FREE.

Dwayne Tomah has been involved in repatriation and Land Back issues and will share the historical truth regarding The Doctrine of Discovery from an Indigenous perspective.  He is a Language Keeper and teacher of the Passamaquoddy language and culture. He is the youngest fluent speaker of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and has served on the Tribal Council. Tomah’s life has been dedicated to working on the preservation of language and culture; he has edited the Passamaquoddy dictionary and he shares Native legends through song and dance.

Tomah is currently  working with the Library of Congress on translating the Passamaquoddy Wax Cylinders. These recordings are the first recordings in the world of Native languages and were the subject of Tomah’s Sunday series presentation this past winter. (A video of this talk is viewable here: https://eastportartscenter.org/2022/05/dwayne-tomah-shared-passamaquoddy-history-for-eac-sunday-series-video-available/)

We are fortunate that Tomah has made time to participate in the Eastport & Lubec ArtWalk weekend before he heads to Washington DC as part of the “We the Peoples Before” conference at the Kennedy Center, June 30-July 2.  Presented by the First Peoples Fund, this conference celebrates 25 years of Native cultures, sovereignty, history, and vitality.  More information about “We the Peoples Before”: https://www.wethepeoplesbefore.org/

More information about the 1 hour film – narrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie, based on book by Stephen Newcomb: https://doctrineofdiscovery.org/the-doctrine-of-discovery-unmasking-the-domination-code/

More information and complete schedule of Eastport ArtWalk events: www.eastportartwalk.org