New Moon Teachings: Archeology with an Indigenous Eye

The drum above was painted by James E. Francis, Sr., Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation for the Penobscot Nation. To learn more about the New Moon Drum Project, visit the Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation website.

Welcome to the RSVP page for Archeology with an Indigenous Eye, the next webinar in the series New Moon Teachings.  We will convene via Zoom webinar on Sunday, August 8th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm EDT

We are grateful to host a panel of  Natalie Dana-Lolar (Passamaquoddy and Penobscot, PhD candidate in Anthropology and Environment at University of Maine), Chris Sockalexis (Penobscot Tribal Historic Preservation Officer), and Isaac St. John (Houlton Band of Maliseet Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Officer).

The webinar will cover archeology of the Penobscot Watershed with a focus in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  These presenters work within Indigenous Archeology to shift the archeological perspective to include a holistic Wabanaki lens of understanding, support agency of artifacts, and creating outcomes that facilitate public understanding of this knowledge.      

The new moon marks the beginning of a new month in the lunar calendars of the Wabanaki Nations. In Wabanaki languages, this moon is called:

--- wikkehsəwi-kisohs - Moon of white chub, when they complete stone houses (Penobscot)
--- Kopuwahci kisuhs - Moon in which the leaves begin to fall (Maliseet)
--- Apsqe kisuhs - Feather shedding moon (Passamaquoddy)
--- gisigwegewigu’s - ripe, ready moon (Mi’kmaq)

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