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Native American Studies: Wabanaki Studies

Resources for research in Native American Programs.

Who are the Wabanaki?

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Aroostook Band of Mi'kmaqs, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, and the Penobscot Nation are the Maine Wabanaki tribes, or "People of the Dawnland." You'll find more information on each of these federally recognized tribes, their communities, cultural centers, and governing bodies, at the Tribal Pages and Online Resources section further down this page. 

Wabanaki Resource Center

The Wabanaki Center is a valuable educational resource and service to UMaine and beyond, with a commitment to: "building and sustaining a mutually beneficial relationship between the University of Maine and Native American communities. It is a gathering place for indigenous scholars engaged in advancing Wabanaki studies through teaching, research and publication."

5717 Corbett Hall, Room 208
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5724

Film and Video

Passamaquoddy films online

In Season One of the Reciprocity Project, storytellers and community partners created films in response to the question: What does 'reciprocity' mean to your community? Two of the films are from Passamaquoddy communities.

Weckuwapasihtit (Those Yet to Come), by filmmakers Geo Neptune and Brianna Smith (Passamaquoddy)
Weckuwapok (The Approaching Dawn) Co-directors (alphabetically): Jacob Bearchum, Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Chris Newell, Roger Paul, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector, and Lauren Stevens


Selection of films/videos by and about Wabanaki communities in URSUS (UMaine's library catalog)

Tribal Pages and Online Resources

Selection of Wabanaki Books, Dissertations, and Manuscripts in URSUS

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