The Wabanaki Collection connects postsecondary educators, grade school teachers, and the general public with a variety of resources that support enhanced relationships between all the peoples of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States. The project is named for the first peoples of this territory—Wabanaki or People of the Dawn—which include Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Abenaki, Penobscot and Passamaquoddy. All content found in this collection will relate to Wabanaki worldviews, including history, culture, language and education.
While the internet allows us to exchange information faster than ever before, it can be frustrating to search, sort, and validate what is out there. Misinformation and confusion around First Nation culture continue to provide challenges, which need to be addressed.
The goal of this collection is to provide a way for faculty members and educators to become familiar with Wabanaki worldviews, culture, history and treaty, and enable them to incorporate resources and modules within their courses that will enhance their curricula and provide a more inclusive perspective—with well thought out and respectful resources supporting them!