Wabanaki Commission

Native and nonnative people traveling in two canoes with backs to the camera and sunset over mountains in the distance.

We work in reciprocity to reunite Wabanaki people with our homelands.

Our mission as the Wabanaki Commission on Land and Stewardship is to improve the health and well-being of Wabanaki people through a sustained effort to expand our access, management, and ownership of lands to practice our land-based cultures across Wabanaki homeland in what is now the State of Maine.

We're hiring.

  • The Wabanaki Commission seeks a committed individual to manage Wolankeyutomone kisi apaciyewik "Let's take good care of what has returned" Fund. Learn more in the position description, and please share this opportunity with those who may be interested! Applications requested by June 14th.

We, representatives of the Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe-Indian Township, Passamaquoddy Tribe-Pleasant Point, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, and the Mi'kmaq Nation, support this mission by acquiring lands and by sharing and co-managing, in the spirit of reciprocity, land that is currently owned by land trust and conservation organizations. 

Through partnership and education, we work collaboratively to bring Wabanaki expertise and perspective into the conservation movement. As Wabanaki representatives, we offer our insights and wisdom to the Land Trust community to identify and protect lands of great importance across the State of Maine.

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Native and nonnative people talking in front of lake and mountain.

Returning land

Representing five nations, we are improving the health and well-being of Wabanaki people by expanding our access, management, and ownership of our ancestral lands to practice our cultures. We currently have over 20+ land projects that range from creating physical access to harvesting places to acquisition of sacred sites.