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Gluskabe in the 21st Century: How Newell Lyon’s Stories Carry the Penobscot Language

October 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., Margo Lukens is scheduled to deliver the 2022 Maine Heritage Lecture, titled “Gluskabe in the 21st Century: How Newell Lyon’s Stories Carry the Penobscot Language.” The event will take place in the Bodwell Lounge (third floor) of the Collins Center for the Arts, with a reception to follow in the Hudson Museum (second floor).

With Penobscot language carrier Carol Dana, UMaine Professor of English and former MHC director Margo Lukens will tell the story of our theatrical collaboration that resulted in publishing the first bilingual volume of Penobscot stories, “Still They Remember Me.” The book’s purpose is to invite Penobscot language learning through traditional stories about the culture hero, Gluskabe. The stories teach readers/listeners about how Gluskabe transformed the land and balanced its forces to create sustainable life for humans; we learn what it means to live well in this place, which is the foundation of Penobscot morality. Lukens hopes to inspire listeners to work in ways that improve the conditions for justice in Maine’s relationships with Wabanaki people and communities.


October 13, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bodwell Lounge
Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center
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