UPDATED 7/19: The event was held July 13, 2023 and was a huge success! The post below will no longer be updated. Please find our event recap and an updated donor list here


🔊 Nihkaniyane Pronunciation

The Wabanaki Alliance will hold an event July 13 to celebrate the strong alliances we have built since our inception in 2020. Nihkaniyane: Let’s Go Forward Together will be held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, July 13 at the Mallet Barn, Wolfe’s Neck Center, in Freeport.

In 2020, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe, and Penobscot Nation joined together to form the Wabanaki Alliance to improve upon the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act (MISCA) and educate the public on tribal histories and communities.

While MICSA’s restrictions have resulted in decades of social and economic barriers for the Wabanaki people and surrounding communities, thanks to the partnership of generous supporters, the Alliance has made great strides in educating the people of Maine about this injustice and advocating for recognition of the inherent sovereignty of Wabanaki Nations. Integral to this work is teaching people about Wabanaki communities and history, as well as the realities of contemporary life for Wabanaki Peoples today.

The July 13 celebration recognizes the many relationships we’ve built on both sides of the political aisle and political independents—and our commitment to the work that remains. All funds from this special event will bolster the Wabanaki Alliance’s ongoing work to make sovereignty a reality and educate the public about tribal communities.

Click on the button below to purchase your ticket. For more information, contact events@wabanakialliance.com.

Nihkaniyane Host Committee*



Karen Harris & Rob Gips
Roger and Margot Milliken
The Wilderness Society
Carol and Joe Wishcamper



Frances Bodell



William Creighton
Daniel Hildreth



Rachael & Justin Alfond
Appalachian Mountain Club
Campbell Badger
Susan Bickford
Conservation Law Foundation
Sam Deeran
Defend Our Health
First Light
Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters
Karen Heck & Bruce Olson
Ayana Johnson
Maine Conservation Voters
Maine Environmental Education Association
Maine Equal Justice
Maine Farmland Trust
Audrey Maynard
Jennifer Melville and Alex Abbott
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Bonnie Porta
Dan Rose & Ann Beatty-Rose
Sierra Club Maine Chapter
Katie Mae Simpson
Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative
Yemaya and Lucas StClair
Betsy Sweet
Jessica Temple Tardy
Trust for Public Land

*List as of July 9, 2023.