Northeastern Americas: Humanities Research and Education

BDN publishes UMaine student’s column on incorporating Wabanaki studies in schools

The Bangor Daily News published a column from Hope Carroll, fourth-year communications undergraduate student in the Honors College at the University of Maine, titled “Wabanaki studies should be taught at all Maine schools.” Carroll submitted the piece at the invitation of the Maine chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the […]

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Wabanaki Winter Market featured in Maine media

News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Wabanaki Winter Market, the largest holiday gathering of Wabanaki artists in New England, held at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. WABI, WVII (Channel 7), the Bangor Daily News and Maine Art Scene Magazine previewed the event. WBRC (Channel 7 in Birmingham, […]

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ProPublica interviews Newsom about repatriation of ancestral remains

Bonnie Newsom, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, spoke with ProPublica for an article titled “Tribes in Maine Spent Decades Fighting to Rebury Ancestral Remains. Harvard Resisted Them at Nearly Every Turn.” The Maine Monitor, Maine Public and the Bangor Daily News shared the ProPublica report.

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Wabanaki Winter Market returns to UMaine Dec. 9

The largest holiday gathering of Wabanaki artists in New England will return with one-of-a-kind pieces, including some from new and nationally-acclaimed basket weavers, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. During the 29th annual Wabanaki Winter Market, dozens of Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq artists […]

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UMaine Extension presents virtual keynote on Wabanaki perspectives on foodways

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is inviting the public to the virtual 2023 Horticulture Keynote on the Wabanaki perspective on foodways from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Join Anthony Sutton, Passamaquoddy Tribe member from Sipayik and assistant professor of Native American studies and food systems at the University of Maine, for his presentation titled […]

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Media promote 2023 Horticulture Keynote

The Franklin Journal, the Bangor Daily News and  Morning Ag Clips promoted the virtual 2023 Horticulture Keynote on the Wabanaki perspective on foodways, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Interested participants are invited to join Anthony Sutton, Passamaquoddy Tribe member from Sipayik and assistant professor of Native American […]

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MHC welcomes Sunlight Media Collective for film screening, Panel Discussion

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) will host a free screening of, and discussion about, the new documentary “This River Is Our Relative,” featuring subjects of the film and representatives of the Sunlight Media Collective, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Collins Center for the Arts.  “This River is Our […]

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