The Abbe Museum’s Board of Trustees cordially invites you to the 2017 Abbe Museum Annual Meeting on Friday, June 2, from 5-7 pm.
Meet the Abbe Staff and Board of Trustees, check out our new exhibit Twisted Path IV: Vital Signs, meet our new Education Team, and get a peek at what’s to come for the rest of the year. Special guest speaker Roger Paul will give a talk on "Gratitude and a Healthy Spirit: Wabanaki Language and Cultural Wellbeing."
Born in Motahkomikuk to a Passamaquoddy mother and a Maliseet father, Roger Paul grew up speaking the local Wabanaki dialects and began learning English around the age of five. While growing up on various reservations throughout Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, he soon realized the public’s lack of understanding and connection to the Indigenous peoples, and especially those of northeastern North America. He has since chosen a path to help educate those about the importance of Indigenous Wabanaki people and their vital role in the communities in which they are ever-present. Roger is presently working as a Wabanaki Languages teacher with the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine at Orono. He takes an active and diligent role towards the preservation, continuing growth, and prosperity of the Wabanaki language, culture, and people.
Please RSVP by June 1, 2017.
Image: NicotianaTabacum by Chris Pappan, featured in Twisted Path IV: Vital Signs only at the Abbe Museum in 2017.