About This Center

The Wabanaki Cultural Preservation Coalition’s Nibezun Project will acquire, protect, and steward an endangered parcel of culturally significant land on the Penobscot River in Passadumkeag, Maine. This 85 acre parcel provides the only land access to the Penobscot Nation’s treasured Olamon Island and is an historic and current ceremonial ground and gathering place. In addition to the land’s palpable heritage, natural beauty and abundant wildlife, existing facilities on site will provide an ideal home for the Coalition’s diverse programming, supporting its mission of preservation, cultural exchange and educational outreach.By working with this sacred land and its cultural traditions, the Nibezun Project aims to foster the Seven Seeds of Healing both within the Wabanaki community and beyond, and in so doing become a catalyst to heal the greater environment and recreate the symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth enjoyed by the ancestors of the Wabanaki People.

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