Dana Benner will talk about the relationship between native people and the natural world around them at the monthly meeting of the Cushing Historical Society on Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. The talk will be held at the meeting house on Hawthorne Point Road.

Benner is of Penobscot/Piqwacket/Micmac descent. He holds a bachelor of the arts degree in U.S. History and Native American Culture from Granite State College and a master's in education in Heritage Studies with a concentration in Native American History and Culture. He is an adjunct professor of History and Political Science at Granite State College and he has lectured on Native American History and Culture throughout New England. His articles on the outdoors appear in regional and national publications.

Unlike today, hunting and fishing to the original people of this area was more than just the killing. It is this connection that will be discussed during this one- hour talk.

The program is part of the monthly meetings of the Cushing Historical Society, held the second Thursday of the month from April to October. For additional information call 354-6351.