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Sustainability Series: Tribal Sovereignty and Wabanaki Nationhood – Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday | October 26, 2022
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Zoom
Audience: Adults

Join Tribal Ambassador for the Houlton Band of Maliseets Osihkiyol (Zeke) Crofton-Macdonald to learn about the history of the Wabanaki Nations in Maine, Tribal Sovereignty from a Wabanaki perspective, the history of the Settlement Act and the State of Maine, and the ways we can work to create a better relationship together. 

Zeke Crofton-MacdonaldOsihkiyol (Zeke) Crofton-Macdonald is a Wolastoqey person from the Houlton Band of Maliseets in Maine (Metaksonikewiyik) and the Oromocto First Nation (Welamukotuk) in New Brunswick Canada. Zeke has spent his life advocating for Native rights in the United States and Canada. He is currently serving as the Tribal Ambassador for the Houlton Band of Maliseets in Maine. He serves as one of the board members for the Wabanaki Alliance and as Tribal Co-Commissioner for the Houlton Band on the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission. Zeke graduated from the University of Maine in 2015 where he received degrees in History and Political Science and is attending graduate school at the University of New Brunswick where he studies History. He is working on a master’s thesis on Wabanaki Treaty History. Before assuming his duties as Ambassador, Zeke worked for the Welamukotuk First Nation in Resource Development Consultation, with the Wolastoqey Nation New Brunswick as a co-researcher documenting treaty hunting and harvesting right in the province, as a research associate at the Atlantic Canada Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick, and worked for the Houlton Band of Maliseets with the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

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About the Series » Portland’s Sustainability Series

Portland’s Sustainability Series is co-hosted by the Portland Public Library and Momentum Conservation (formerly Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative). Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series presents a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join us as we engage in these important issues and conversations!

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