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Maine Dept. of Education Wabanaki Studies Website
This material represents a continuing collaborative effort between the four Wabanaki nations residing in Maine, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe, and Penobscot Indian Nation, Native and non-Native educators, Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, the Maine Department of Education, and the University of Maine System. The document and resources are rooted in the early work of the Wabanaki Studies Commission established by the Maine Legislature in 2001. This website includes suggested learning targets, by grade span, and corresponding resources that are culturally appropriate and support the content in LD 291: An Act to Require Teaching of Maine Native American History and Culture in Maine's Schools and the Wabanaki (Maine Native) Studies component included in Maine’s Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction.

This site provides links to Abenaki culture and history, focused on Native peoples from western Maine.

Hudson Museum
The Hudson Museum, located at the University of Maine at Orono, offers art and programs on Native Americans, including the Penobscot Nation.

Abbe Museum
The web site of this museum, located in Bar Harbor, Maine, is devoted to celebrating the culture, arts, and archeology of Maine's Native Americans. The site offers a list of teacher resources and links to archeology sites.

Davistown Museum
The web site of this museum, located in Liberty, Maine, offers links to Maine Native American culture and history.

National Indian Child Welfare Association
This site develops public policy, and offers research and advocacy, information and training on Indian child welfare to Tribal governments and programs, state child welfare agencies, and professionals interested in Indian child welfare. It provides support to implement the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, whose purpose it to keep Indian children with Indian families. [The complete text of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 may be found in the Library section of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission web site.]

Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites
How to evaluate Indian websites.

Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission (MITSC)
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