The Wabanaki people hope their history and culture find more of a presence in the state’s classrooms, as a 2001 law intended.
Portland congregation faces up to a disturbing piece of history
First Parish members work to make amends to the Maine Wabanaki tribes for a long-ago preacher’s blood money.
Column: As November 8 approaches, we must prepare to vote conscientiously
For immigrants, especially those who are new here, the U.S. democratic system is complicated and mysterious.
A look at how Maine’s schools could improve teaching of immigrant kids
Maine school systems have abundant resources to offer, though many immigrant families are unaware of the resources available to help students succeed.
Maine religious leaders hope to stem drop in attendance
Only New Hampshire has a higher rate of people saying they rarely or never attend services.
The importance of family and the costs of a slow asylum process
Joyous college graduations of Maine’s immigrant students remind us of the slow reunification process that many families endure.
Transcript: Maine Reckoning podcast with two students from Portland
“If you want change, if you want something to happen, you have to say something about it. You can’t just expect for it to happen.”
Maine Reckoning: student activists Ruby and Ellis Jenkins-Henry
Maine Reckoning reflects on the lives of Black Mainers since the George Floyd murder, asking a key question: Has anything changed? Episode three features Portland students Ruby and Ellis Jenkins-Henry.
The Ukraine war retraumatizes many immigrants who have come to Maine
Georges Budagu Makoko says many of the people who have immigrated to Maine in the last 50 years were fleeing “devastating violence,” like that being experienced in Ukraine.
Maine Reckoning: Portland newsmaker Jill Duson
Maine Reckoning reflects on the lives of Black Mainers since the George Floyd murder, asking a key question: Has anything changed? Episode two features Jill Duson, a respected, long-time leader in Portland government, social policy and politics. ‘It’s important to take action, not credit,’ Duson says.
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