LOVELL – Sherri Mitchell, indigenous rights attorney, teacher and spiritual activist, will speak at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.

It is the last in the speaker series titled: The World in Your Library.

Mitchell will talk about the need for developing unity with indigenous rights movements. She was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation. She is an alumna of the American Indian Ambassador program and the Udall Native American Congressional Internship program.

In 2010, she received the Mahoney Dunn International Human Rights and Humanitarian Award for research into human rights violations against indigenous peoples. In 2015, she received the Spirit of Maine Award, for commitment and excellence in the field of international human rights. And, in 2016, her portrait was added to the series, Americans Who Tell the Truth, by artist Robert Shetterly.

Mitchell is a longtime adviser to the American Indian Institute’s Healing the Future Program and serves as an adviser to the Indigenous Elders and Medicine People’s Council of North and South America.

She is the founding director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of indigenous rights and the preservation of the indigenous way of life.

She is featured in an upcoming documentary film titled “Dancing with the Cannibal Giant,” by New Story Film set to be released in late fall of 2017. Her new book “Sacred Instructions; Indigenous Wisdom for Spirit Based Change,” will be available in February 2018.

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