Other News & Events for July

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.

Butch Jacobs, Passamaquoddy
Up next is the Transcending Traditions exhibit reception, Friday, July 6th from 4-6, followed by the annual Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market on Saturday, July 7th from 10-4.  Shortly thereafter the first of the Wednesday programs in Acadia National Park will begin--on July 11th Butch Jacobs, Passamaquoddy, will kick-off the series with an ash pounding demonstration at Sieur de Monts Spring.

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!


State, Wabanaki Tribes to sign mandate, look into history of harmful child welfare practices in the Bangor Daily News

Maine Signs Historic "Truth and Reconciliation" Agreement with Indian Tribes on MPBN

Celebrating Maine's Wabanaki Peoples on Boston.com

A Damned Dam on the Penobscot River on NPR

Dam Removal Launches Penobscot River Restoration read about it and watch videos on Indian Country Today Media Network

Passamaquoddy Push for Restoration of Alewife Spawning Grounds in the Bangor Daily News

Passamaquoddy Basketmaker Honored by National Endowment of the Arts in the Bangor Daily News

Public-Private Partnership Helps Fund Sustainability Project with Tribes in the Bangor Daily News


Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance Events
Next Up: The Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market in Bar Harbor, July 7th from 10:00-4:00
Schedule of Activities for the Festival

Tribes of the Dawnland Culture and Heritage Days: 3rd Annual Wabanaki Cultural Arts & Heritage Days Celebration Saturday July 21, and Sunday July 22, 2012
Featuring cultural crafts from the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Micmac Tribes, including ash splint, sweetgrass and birchbark baskets, flutes, jewelry, wood carvings, dolls, art and books.  Also presenting demonstrations of basketmaking, ash pounding, beadworking, drum making, birchbark canoe and paddle making, and storytelling.  Enjoy dancing, drumming and singing.  Free and open to the public.  Location: Passamaquoddy Tribal Lands, Indian Township US Route 1, North of Princeton, Maine.

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