Other News & Events for August

There is always something happening at the Abbe, and this summer is no exception!  Please visit our online calendar regularly for more details and updates.
Throughout August there will be two
educational programs each week.  Check our
online calendar for complete listings.

Up next are basket demonstrations by Fred Tomah (July 27), George Neptune (August 1), and a basket workshop led by David Moses Bridges (August 2 & 3).  We hope you can join us!

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 on our Facebook page!


Maine Attraction: Ambitious Cultural Tourism Initiative Puts Wabanaki on the Map read about it on Indian Country Today Media Network

Tribal Leaders & State Officials Form Commission to Prevent Child Abuse read and watch on WABI TV5

Kolodny's In Search of First Contact Reviews History, and Then Some read about it on Indian Country Today Media Network

Penobscot Nation Program Aims to Promote Breast-Feeding as Step Toward Improving Health read and watch on BangorDailyNews.com

Passamaquoddy Nation Seeks to Free Alewives on the St. Croix River read about it on Indian Country Today Media Network

Passamaquoddy Tribal Members to Share 10.2 Million read about it on BangorDailyNews.com

Abbe Wins Prestigious Award on fenceviewer

Click Here to Check Out the News Links Posted In "Other News & Events for July"


Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance Events
Next Up: September 21, 22, 23, 2012 Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, ME
Visit members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance at the Common Ground Country Fair in the Native American Arts Area. Brown ash and sweetgrass basketry, traditional arts, drumming and demonstrations throughout the weekend. For more information, contact Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at 207-568-4142 or online at www.mofga.org

47th Annual Sipayik Indian Day Celebration: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2012
This annual event begins with a canoe trip from Indian Township on Thursday, August 9.  Opening ceremonies take place at noon on Friday, at Split Rock, Pleasant Point.  The Indian Day Celebration features a full weekend of events, live music, vendors, and other activities.  It concludes with a Grand Finale of Traditional Dancing and Drumming on Sunday at 2:00 pm followed by a community meal.  All events are drug and alcohol free, and all are welcome.  For more information, call 207.853.2600

Aroostook Band of Micmacs Mawiomi of Tribes 2012: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19, 2012
A'pjilasi - Welcome.  You are cordially invited to join the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in celebration of the Mawiomi of Tribes.  Join in tradition through song, dance, food and ceremonies.  For more information, download the poster, visit the website, email or call 207.764.1972.  Please note that this is a drug and alcohol free event.  No admission fee.  Location: Spruce Haven, Doyle Road, Caribou, Maine