Other News & Events for May

There is always something happening at the Abbe, and this spring is no exception!  Please visit our online calendar for more details.

Up next is a children's workshop led by Passamaquoddy artist David Moses Bridges.  David will teach children ages 5 through 18 the art of etching designs into birch bark.  David is a master artist who specializes in birch bark canoes and traditional birch bark containers.  He is also fluent in Passamaquoddy, and entertains children with oral histories while they work.  Participants can use David's stencils to recreate Passamaquoddy designs, or create their own designs.  Children may attend either a 11:00-12:00 session or a 1:30-2:30 session, but pre-registration is required.  Contact Curator of Education Raney Bench to register your child.

Other events and demonstrations will follow soon thereafter, so make sure to mark your calendar now!

There are also a number of upcoming Wabanaki events that are open to the public.  The following links are a sample of some upcoming activities and recent articles that may interest you.  Know of more?  Feel free to post them to our Facebook or other social pages!

Rhonda Besaw's beaded purse "Rebirth"
Read a wonderful article about Rhonda Besaw's beaded bags in Native Country Today: Proud to Bead Abenaki: A Conversation with Abenaki Beadworker Rhonda Besaw

Read about the the Boston Marathon team that raised money for the Penobscot River Restoration Project

Last "Redskins" Mascot in Maine School May be Dropped read the article in Indian Country Today

Read about Donald Soctomah's Earth Day message to the students at Berwick Academy in seacoastonline.com

Read about the 30th Annual Native American Fish & Wildlife Society National Conference co-hosted by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, an article in the Cherokee One Feather

Exhibit at the Boston Children's Museum Native Voices: New England Tribal Families

Exhibit at the Hudson Museum Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry on exhibit through May 2012 before traveling to the Abbe Museum.

MIBA Events
Next Up: The Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market in Bar Harbor on July 7th

Tribes of the Dawn Land Cultural and Heritage Days for 2012