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Donna M. Loring Lecture

One Nation, Under Fraud: A Remonstrance

October 12, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


In April of 2022, Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations issued a report, One Nation, Under Fraud: A Remonstrance, outlining the history of tribal relations with the State of Maine and suggesting a framework for remedying those relations—for redressing the centuries of fraud and cultural genocide perpetrated by the state. This event will feature the report’s three co-authors, each of whom will share their unique perspective on the project and what it means for our community and the work before us today. The report is available here.


  • Hon. Donna M. Loring, Penobscot Nation Elder and former Representative, Maine State Legislature
  • Hon. Eric M. Mehnert, Chief Judge, Penobscot Nation Tribal Court
  • Joseph G.E. Gousse, Esq., Berman & Simmons Trial Attorneys, UNE Political Science ’12

October 12, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Online on Zoom