|Photo courtesy Bonnie Newsom|
Bonnie Newsom is a member of the Penobscot Nation and is a former Abbe Museum Trustee. She has been an archaeologist in Maine for 20 years, and was the first Native American woman in Maine to pursue a full-time career in archaeology. Bonnie got her start at an Abbe Museum Field School and since then, she has devoted her career to empowering Native people in the archaeological arena.
Over the years, Bonnie has supported the Abbe by sharing her knowledge with Abbe audiences and offering staff and trustees guidance and advice on a variety of topics. She has a strong record of public service that includes serving as a Trustee for the University of Maine System and Chair of the Smithsonian Institution's Repatriation Review Committee.
Bonnie considers being a mother to her four children her greatest contribution to the world.