Newsom talks with News Center Maine on Wabanaki archaeological sites

News Center Maine interviewed Bonnie Newsom, a University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about a new effort involving her, UMaine Ph.D. students and the National Park Service to protect Wabanaki archaeological sites in Acadia National Park from climate change using Indigenous and western knowledge. Federal funding will support the project, which will involve devising a co-stewardship strategy to manage and preserve Indigenous archaeological sites in Acadia with members of the Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Penobscot and Passamaquoddy nations. Newsom, a citizen of Penobscot Nation, said connection to the land is an important part of Indigenous culture.