Ezekiel Crofton-MacDonald


Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

Osihkiyol (Zeke) Crofton-Macdonald is a Wolastoqey person from the Houlton Band of Maliseets in Maine (Metaksonikewiyik) and the Oromocto First Nation (Welamukotuk) in New Brunswick Canada. Zeke has spent his life advocating for Native rights in the United States and Canada. He is currently serving as the Tribal Ambassador for the Houlton Band of Maliseets in Maine. He serves as one of the board members for the Wabanaki Alliance and as Tribal Co-Commissioner for the Houlton Band on the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission. Zeke graduated from the University of Maine in 2015 where he received degrees in History and Political Science and is attending graduate school at the University of New Brunswick where he studies History. He is working on a master’s thesis on Wabanaki Treaty History. Before assuming his duties as Ambassador, Zeke worked for the Welamukotuk First Nation in Resource Development Consultation, with the Wolastoqey Nation New Brunswick as a co-researcher documenting treaty hunting and harvesting right in the province, as a research associate at the Atlantic Canada Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick, and worked for the Houlton Band of Maliseets with the Indian Child Welfare Act.