An Evening Film and Q & A: "the Penobscot Nation and Indian Island, Maine"

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 8:00pm
Live Stream with Webinar Q&A!
Penobscot Nation

"An Evening Film and Q & A: 'The Penobscot Nation and Indian Island, Maine,'" sponsored by The Thoreau Society and the Penobscot Nation

Watch the Q & A Webinar:

Watch the film, "the Penobscot," viewable anytime 6/11-6/14 on vimeo: Recommended watch time: 6:30 PM, June 13th. The Film Q & A Zoom webinar begins at 8 PM.

Webinar Books:

Jason Pardilla is a carpenter by trade, but has spent his adult life as a guide on Maine rivers. Jason is a key guide and main carpenter for Cultural Tourism on Sugar Island in the Penobscot River. Jason was one of the "Thoreauic-8" who paddled the entire 16-day reenactment of Thoreau’s 1857 journey conducted in the spring of 2014.

For background information, see Thoreau Society Bulletin, Spring 2019: "President’s Column: Thoreau Society Welcomes Penobscot Nation"

Chris “Charlie Brown” Francis:

Charlie is a long time master hunter for the Penobscot Nation and participates as a hunting guide for moose and bear hunts. He serves on the Penobscot Nation Tribal Council, and is employed as a maintenance supervisor for the Penobscot Nation.

Christopher Sockalexis:

Penobscot Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and lead cultural guide for Penobscot Cultural Tourism. Chris is a long time Penobscot Drummer, performing Nationally with his brother Nate and Rob as “Rez Dogz.”

Jennifer Neptune:

Jennifer is a registered Maine Guide specializing in Native American medicinal plants. She is a master basket weaver, and former director of the Maine Indian Basketmaker’s Alliance. Jennifer is also a master bead work artist and recreated the Penobscot Nation Chief’s traditional collar, cuff, and headdress.  Jennifer is also the curator of the Penobscot Nation Museum.

James Eric Francis Sr.


James is the director of the Penobscot Nation Cultural and Historic Preservation Department. He is an accomplished photographer, graphic artist, filmmaker, and painter.