First Light

22 Wabanaki and Non-native leaders sit together in discussion. they are inside a spacious room with a view of a bright landscape showing trees in the foreground with Katahdin and other mountains in the distance.

This work needs all of us

We're a collective of non-native land-oriented organizations across Wabanaki homelands working to relearn the stories of these lands, recenter Wabanaki voices, and return land, money, and decision-making authority to Wabanaki communities. Collaboration within the non-native community and building relationships over time across the Wabanaki communities allows us to move forward together with trust and the momentum to build systemic change.

First Light organization chart: Wabanaki Commission in the center, then First Light Community in next outer layer, followed by First Light Delegation, and with other organizations preparing for this work in the outermost ring
A group of non-native conservation leaders sit together on a shaded deck in a circle of adirondack chairs, discussing and sharing ideas.

Events

  • Changing legacies - why this journey
    For First Light Community Organizations

    Community Conversation - April

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    We'll see you on Zoom for April's Community Conversation, led by Community Catalyst Kara Wooldrik. Contact Ellie or Kara for the Zoom link.

  • Changing legacies - why this journey
    For First Light Community Organizations

    Learning from Land Return

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    Join this webinar to learn about the land return to Bomazeen Land Trust. Hear Mali Obomsawin (Bomazeen Land Trust), Lokotah Sanborn (Bomazeen Land Trust) and Ethan Miller (Land in Common) in dialogue about the relationships, lessons, and dynamics of this return. Webinar will be recorded.

  • Changing legacies - why this journey
    For First Light Community Organizations

    Community Conversation - May

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    We'll see you on Zoom for May's Community Conversation, led by Community Catalyst Kara Wooldrik. Contact Ellie or Kara for the Zoom link.