Indigenous art and storytelling
Storytelling has long played a central role in preserving and sharing Indigenous history and culture. We examine how today's Wabanaki artists convey an understanding of tribal values through music, poetry, dance, visual arts, and other means. We'll also learn how some are introducing Wabanaki studies into Maine classrooms through storytelling.
Dwayne Tomah, educator, language keeper, storyteller; he is a Passamaquoddy Tribemember
John Bear Mitchell, coordinator, Wabanaki Center Outreach and Student Development and Lecturer of Wabanaki Studies and Multicultural Studies, University of Maine in Orono; he has extensive background raising awareness of Wabanaki storytelling; citizen of the Penobscot Nation
Fiona Hopper, social studies teacher; leader & coordinator, Wabanaki Studies, Portland Public Schools