JP Filmmaker’s Emmy Award Winning Documentary ‘Dawnland’ Airing on PBS Nov. 7 & 8

For much of the 20th century child welfare workers took Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. A Jamaica Plain documentarist's Emmy Award winning film looks at the heartbreaking untold stories of the Wabanaki people of Maine who suffered from this particular atrocity. "We made Dawnland independently at the invitation of Maine Wabanaki-REACH and the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation. Going inside the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in United States history, we made Dawnland in an effort to reveal centuries of injustice and create space for healing," said Jamaica Plain resident Adam Mazo. The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission is the first of its kind in the U.S. It is the first TRC to be created by all parties to a conflict.