Thank you for your interest in First Light events! We are committed to programs that make space for the First Light community and Wabanaki partners to come together and further the collective work of First Light. This page will be updated as we’re able to share more details about these gatherings.

  • Walking Together - 05/31/2024 - Gathering to honor the steps we've taken and look forward as a community
    For First Light Community Organizations

    Walking Together 2024


    Join us for our second-annual gathering for staff and board members at First Light organizations. Together, we’ll reflect on the past year of work and share learnings through talks, walks, and breakout groups.

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

    Community Conversation - June


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

  • Heron's Rip
    For First Light Community Organizations



    The work of land justice in Maine calls for our best selves. It asks for our individual, personal sustained commitment beyond projects and job descriptions and calendars. What yearnings feed and sustain this work for you? While the work of First Light is new, we know it is filled with both great joy and great challenge. What are the motivations that inspire it; how do we nourish each other to stay at it?

    This is a 3 night/four-day camping experience on the Downeast landscape that initiated Peter Forbes who will be joined by others in First Light to guide us with provocative questions, good facilitation, and a beautiful place to do creative, sustaining things together like carve, fish, explore, recommit to the work and to each other. No matter if you are new to First Light or have been part of it for many years, this time will help to sustain the questions and motivations inside of you for years to come. Please express your interest in participating to

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    First Light Summit 2024

    Save the date for a community celebration around the ongoing work of return. The day will begin at the Penobscot Theater, then travel to the Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness center, both in downtown Bangor. More details on program and audience to come.