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Culture Corner—High Tide in Dorchester and Five Little Indians

Apr 11, 2022

Film: High Tide in Dorchester on

The stunning beauty of the eastern shore of Maryland, miles of a flat expanse of forest, farm and marshland, is under attack from climate change. Changing ocean currents, changing winds and rising seas and tides have already drastically changed the landscape and have threatened or destroyed wildlife habitats, farms, forests, businesses and homes. And it’s only getting worse. Salt water, erosion, flooding, and sinking land are wreaking havoc, and continue to do so each year with no end in sight. This film dramatically shows the effects on everyday life, and questions what does the future hold.

Book: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good, 2020

This award-winning book takes the true-life stories of five Canadian Native American people and weaves them into an emotionally impactful story. They were forcibly torn from their parents at the age of six, sent to religious residential schools, not allowed to speak their native languages or express any native customs, not allowed any contact with their parents or community, all the while suffering verbal, physical and even sexual abuse. They were literally thrown out at age 18 into Vancouver to make their way as best they could. This book shines a light on these events in a moving personalized testament.