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Cultural Connections in the Park: Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot

  • Jordan Pond House 2928 Park Loop Rd Seal Harbor, ME 04675 (map)
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Chris Sockalexis, Penobscot, is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Penobscot Nation. Join him as he demonstrates and shares knowledge of the ancient art and technique of stone and bone tool production. Chris is acting Board Chair of the Abbe Museum in downtown Bar Harbor.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Maine with his primary focus being on Maine Archaeology. He is currently conducting research for his Masters of Science degree at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute with his thesis work focusing on Cultural Identity and Maritime Adaptation in Frenchman Bay, Maine. Chris is one of the lead singers of the RezDogs, an intertribal powwow drum group based out of Indian Island, Maine. He is also an avid canoe/kayak paddler who loves being out in the Maine woods and on the waterways that his ancestors have traveled for thousands of years.

 Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park

All Cultural Connections in the Park programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from late June through September.

Rain Location: Abbe Museum Downtown