Maine Youth United for Truth, Healing and Change
I am peaceful. I am proud. I am my own person.
I am honest. I am not silent. I am beautiful.
I am still here. I am reliable. I am respectful.
I am a fighter. I am part of your community.
I am equal. I am a survivor. I am independent.
I am deserving of justice. I am torn. I am a citizen.
I am hopeful. I am loud. I am resilient. I am loving.
I am kind. I am angry. I am smart. I am heartbroken.
I am positive.
I am going to change the world.
I am Wabanaki. I am White. I am the seventh generation. I am a Mainer.
We are one. We are a community. We are youth.
We are united for Truth, Healing and Change.
Be a part
If you are a young person from a Wabanaki community or from a non-Native community, we hope you will become involved with REACH activities. Through these activities, you can:
• Learn about Wabanaki history
• Understand the impact of child welfare policies on Wabanaki communities
• Forge relationships of mutual respect between Native and non-Native people
• Make your voice heard
• Promote truth, healing and change
“I never understood why my mother was the way she was and why sometimes she wanted to commit suicide. Now I understand.”
– Wabanaki young adult whose mother was in state foster care during her childhood