“The kids are smiling, they’re happy, they’re enthusiastic, they really take ownership in the school forest and they love being out here and doing the different activities.”
Forest Day is a way for kids in China schools to get out and explore the world around them.
“We do not recognize the authority of the State of Maine, its Governor, Legislature or Courts to define our sovereignty.”
This declaration comes after Wabanaki representatives Matthew Dana with the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Wayne Mitchell from the Penobscot Nation left their seats in the Maine Legislature, a move they say sends a message to state government.
“It’s really unlike any other towns on the downeast coast because it is such a working waterfront, really important working waterfront for the state of Maine, and at the same time, there are both a lot of recreational and artists and cultural attractions here that you don’t find in combination elsewhere.”
Part of that mix is the Stonington Opera House.
“The more rural you get in Maine, and Maine’s a very rural state, those places where you can actually walk into a hospital or doctor that’s understanding is difficult.”
Finding healthcare close to home is one of the biggest challenges for a transgender person in this state.