Organizations & Additional Resources

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.

Bomazeen Land Trust enables direct descendants of the Abenaki and Wabanaki peoples to renew and resume our caretaking roles for the lands and waters of ndakinna (our land) through rematriation. Our primary purpose is the rematriation, perpetual protection, and healing of ancestral Wabanaki spaces with historical, spiritual, ecological, and cultural significance to our nations.

Cobscook Institute is a three nation organization: Passamaquoddy, American, and Canadian. Our mission is to create responsive educational opportunities that strengthen personal, community, and global well-being.

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

First Light is a bridge between conservation organizations and Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac Communities who seek to expand Wabanaki access and relationship to land. We aspire to reciprocity: our goal is to expand Wabanaki access and relationship to land for prosperity and to create a stronger conservation movement that includes and reflects Indigenous expertise and perspective. All will benefit from this, and it all begins with the land.

Gedakina is a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American women and their families from across New England. We work to conserve our traditional homelands and places of historical, ecological, and spiritual significance and to educate others as to their importance.

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

The Land Peace Foundation (LPF) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Indigenous way of Life, which includes: protection and preservation of Indigenous land, water, religious and/or spiritual rights; proliferation of cultural and traditional practices; strengthening of kinship roles, and; preservation of ceremonial ways of being. LPF provides a wide range of cultural, educational and spiritual programs and is committed to being an objective resource for information on a variety of issues and concerns related to Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

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.

The Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 270 organizations from across Maine.

Wabanaki REACH supports the self-determination of Wabanaki people through education, truth-telling, restorative justice, and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine communities. They design their structures and processes to be responsive to Wabanaki communities and beneficial to Wabanaki people.

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.]

The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Language Portal links the 19,000-entry online Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary with an extensive archive of videos of conversations and activities of Passamaquoddy-Maliseet speakers. The Portal is designed as a resource for language, learning, and research.

Provides support for all communities across the nation through consulting, education, advocacy, and solution based action plans in order to better equip individuals, organizations, businesses, and institutions to tackle racial justice issues.

The Sunlight Media Collective is an organization of indigenous and non-indigenous media makers and activists, including Wabanaki tribal members, working to document and present stories affecting Wabanaki people and highlighting Wabanaki perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the intersection between environmental issues and tribal rights.

The alliance was formed to educate the people of Maine about the need to secure sovereignty for the tribes of Maine. The group will work with supportive organizations and people across the state to further sovereignty policies on the federal, state and local levels.

Established in 1996, Wabanaki Health & Wellness is a not-for-profit organization for tribally-enrolled Native Americans, serving the Penobscot, Washington and Aroostook Counties of Maine. Located in Bangor, the agency provides case management, administers free HIV testing and hosts wellbriety meetings, among other services. Their mission is to provide high-quality, culturally relevant services to Native Americans.

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