Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

A photo from Maine Indian Basketmakers

Wabanaki Winter Market returns with one-of-a-kind artwork 

The Wabanaki Winter Market, an annual celebration of art created by Wabanaki artists, will return with one-of-a-kind artwork for sale from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. This year marks the 28th anniversary of this signature holiday event, hosted by the UMaine Hudson Museum […]

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Ranco speaks to News Center Maine about Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act

News Center Maine interviewed Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine, about the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act. While the act was written in a way that allowed the tribes to go back and make amendments as needed, they said that process didn’t work as […]

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Ranco to co-present Indian Law and History Lecture Nov. 18

Darren Ranco, chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, will be one of the speakers for the virtual Indian Law and History Lecture, co-hosted by the University of Maine School of Law and Maine Conservation Voters at noon on Friday, Nov. 18.  The lecture will explore the Doctrine of Discovery, a millennia-old […]

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Ranco interviewed by Maine Monitor about PFAS

The Maine Monitor quoted Darren Ranco, professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, in an article about toxic PFAS compounds concentrating over time in landfills near the Penobscot Indian Reservation, which threaten both the health of tribal members and traditions that bound them through millennia to the waterway they know as “pαnawάhpskek.” “Our holy […]

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A photo of the Canadian-American Center on the University of Maine campus.

Canadian-American Center earns $1.55 million to preserve, add programs as National Resource Center on Canada

The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine received two grants from the Department of Education totaling $1.55 million to continue offering programs, and incorporate new ones, as a National Resource Center on Canada.  The Canadian-American Center is the lead institution for the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada, which also includes the State University […]

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Ranco interviewed for PPH about implementing Wabanaki studies class

Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and the coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine, was quoted by the Portland Press Herald in an article about the slow implementation of a 2001 law requiring schools to teach the history, government and culture of the state’s Indigenous people. The law was passed without […]

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Franco-American Centre to host hybrid 2022 Rassemblement April 22–24

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a hybrid in-person and virtual 2022 Rassemblement of Franco-American artists, writers and other cultural workers with events from April 22–24. Participants are invited to choose from the following virtual, in-person and hybrid events that are free and open to the public. Registration online is required […]

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