Other News & Events for March

The annual Wabanaki Initiative Teacher's
Workshop will take place Monday, March 18.
Spring is just around the corner, and our program calendar is nearly done!  Check our online calendar regularly, because the updates will be posted soon!  What’s been planned?  Basket workshops, tracking workshops, children and family programs, artist demonstrations, musical performances, and much, much more!

Coming up soon are a Candy Basket Workshop with George Neptune on Saturday, March 16, followed by the 2013 Wabanaki Initiative Teacher’s Workshop (worth 8 contact hours) on Monday, March 18.  Both are free, but space is limited, so registration is required (207.288.3519).  More information about both programs is available on our online calendar.

We would also like to share that we are currently accepting applications for seasonal (May-October) positions in Guest Services.  Applications and additional information are available here.  Do you know someone who might be a great fit for the Abbe?  If so, feel free to pass on the information!

The Abbe Museum would also like to congratulate the talented artists recognized at the 55th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, including:
  • Class VII Baskets, Division A Traditional, First Place: Theresa Secord, Penobscot, “Sweetgrass Flat Basket”
  • Class VII Baskets, Division A Traditional, Second Place: Jeremy Frey, Passamaquoddy, “Pointed Urchin Basket”
  • Class VII Baskets, Division A Traditional, Honorable Mention: Frances Frey-Tomah, Passamaquoddy, “Drum Purse”
  • Class VII Baskets, Division B Non-Traditional, Honorable Mention: Jeremy Frey, Passamaquoddy, “Basket Interrupted” 

The Abbe Museum & Shop are currently open to visitors Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00.  Please don't forget to call first in the event of inclement weather; if MDI schools are closed, the Abbe Museum will be closed as well. School visits and special programs can be arranged--please contact us for more information (207.288.3519) or visit www.abbemuseum.org to learn more.

Interested in learning about other news and events?  Each month, we try to compile articles and events that might interest our members and friends.  We link to them in these blog posts, as well as on our Facebook page.


Read about "The Glooskape chronicles": First Musical Drama Based on Ancient Stories, a play by Donna Loring, in Indian Country Today Media Network

Native Americans and the Violence the Violence Against Women Act, an opinion piece by author Louise Erdrich, in the NY Times

Museum Leaders Highlight Work, about Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko & Raney Bench's participation in Museums Advocacy Day, in the MDI Islander and on FenceViewer

Exhibit Offers Canoe Trip Through History, in the MDI Islander and on FenceViewer

David Moses Bridges was a recent guest on WERU's monthly program BoatTalk, hosted by Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce.  The podcast has not yet been posted, but watch the BoatTalk archives if you missed the live program!

Maine Tribes Propose and Beano Expansion, read and listen on MPBN.net

Truth & Reconciliation: Part I, on read and watch on WABI

Wabanaki Truth & Reconciliation Commisioners sworn in; prepare to begin learning, healing ; read the article, and view photos and video clips on the Bangor Daily News

ICTJ: International Experts Gathered in New York to Explore Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples, on timesunion.com

Maine Department of Marine Resources proposes 100 elver licenses for Four Maine Indian Tribes in the Bangor Daily News

View recent additions to the Abbe Museum's collections, including a beautiful birchbark basket by David Moses Bridges.

Did you miss the NMAI's recent symposium on Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports?  If so, we encourage you to watch the video's archived on the SmithsonianNMAI youtube channel.


Save the Date:
  • July 6 : Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market
  • July 17: The Abbe Museum's Gathering Gala