Kikehtahsuwiw: It Heals  closed December 2016

Kikehtahsuwiw is a story about several women in the Passamaquoddy Tribe, residing at both Motahkomikuk (Indian Township) and Sipayik (Pleasant Point). Each of these women shares a common goal: healing their communities. As the carriers of life, they are also carriers of culture and responsible for carrying on their healing traditions.

Kikehtahsuwiw: It Heals participants:

April Tomah, Passamaquoddy

Jamie Bissonette Lewey, Abenaki

Plansowes Dana, Passamaquoddy

Dolly Barnes, Passamaquoddy

Elizabeth Neptune, Passamaquoddy

Thanks to a partnership with the University of New England, our Kikehtahsuwiw: It Heals exhibit has traveled to Portland. Currently open at the UNE College of Pharmacy, which is at 716 Stevens Avenue in Portland, Kikehtahsuwiw accompanies the traveling exhibit Native Voices from the National Institute of Health. The exhibit will move to the Biddeford campus between March 2nd and April 12th, 2017.



Kluskap of the Wabanaki  closed December 2015

According to Wabanaki oral histories, Kluskap–or Koluskap, Gluskap, Glooskap, and Gluskabe–made the world habitable for human beings and taught people to live wisely. Kluskap stories have been told and retold over many generations and these legends have always been known to teach lessons of values, and the characteristics of the animals and Mother Earth. Kluskap was a positive force with all Wabanaki tribes, and people from all the communities have written and illustrated many versions of the Kluskap legends. Through original paintings by Maliseet artist Dozay, Kluskap of the Wabanaki illustrated the various legends of Kluskap and his adventures across the Wabanaki homeland, using landmarks that tell his story. This was Dozay's first show in the U.S.