Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II: Star Stories of the Dawnland  Ongoing

In affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution  

The Abbe Museum partnered with schools in the Wabanaki communities to give students the opportunity to research, learn about, and photograph the cosmos using telescopes owned and maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The resulting exhibit, Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II: Star Stories of the Dawnland, features photos taken by children in the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Penobscot, and Micmac communities in Maine. Each image was chosen to signify some connection to oral Wabanaki traditions that help explain the universe. The exhibit opened to coincide with the Acadia Night Sky Festival.

Pleasant Point

Mia, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Lacoiya, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Hailie, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Jaylen, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Morgan, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Natalie, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Nedra, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Petak, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Selena, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Serina, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Teryn, Passamaquoddy at Pleasant Point, Grade 6

Indian Township

Alannah, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 6

Alexis, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Taylor, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Chris, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Emma, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 6

Jennah, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Ryan, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 8

Simone, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Twyla, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Mikey, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, Grade 7

Houlton

Jordan, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Grade 9

Dustin, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Grade 10

Zobid, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Grade 5

Kayla, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Grade 10

Indian Island

Ben, Penobscot Indian Nation, Grade 8

Jayden, Penobscot Indian Nation, Grade 8

Shirley, Penobscot Indian Nation, Grade 8

Presque Isle

Mimiques, Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Grade 10

Ali, Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Grade 5