Indigenous People Day – Starks, 2017

In March 2017, the town of Starks voted to replace columbus  day with Indigenous People’s Day. They set about organizing their inaugural celebration and invited Gedakina to collaborate by hosting visitors to our planting field…

Staff Development Workshop 2017

Having staff scattered throughout New England presents a challenge to team building and training, and so we gather altogether several times a year for workshops and trainings–and a little fun and team building! This one…

Wild Rice Recovery 2017

In autumn 2017, in collaboration with Ray Reitze and the folks at Primitive Skills School in Augusta, Maine, we were able to begin fulfilling the dream of recovering local wild rice as part of the…

Canoeing Journeys 2017

Gedakina led and or sponsored many paddling day trips and longer journeys like the Ancestors’ Paddle from Indian Township to Sipayik. Many canoe daytrips were made by women and girls reconnecting with ancestral waterways. In…

Braiding Sweetgrass – Machias, Summer 2017

This summer we made several trips to Machias with Braiding Sweetgrass circles, to gather Sweetgrass and soak in the beauty and good medicine of Jasper Beach and the nearby ancient Passamaquoddy petroglyphs at Picture Rocks….

Nanrantsouak Three-Sisters Planting Field on Sandy River in Maine

Mother Corn Project: Women-led recovery of traditional indigenous Three Sisters mound gardening on ancient Abenaki planting fields at Jay Robinson’s Sweet Land Farm along the Sandy River intervale in Starks, Maine. This is the first…

Pleasant Point Women’s Circle – Jan 20th, 2017

This woman’s cirlces was a “paint with me event” teaching woman about self expression and creativity, and how this teaches about one’s own self. The ladies had a lot of fun creating their own masterpieces.

Stockings for Christmas – Nov 30th and Dec 7th

On November 30th and December 7th, 2016, the Indian Township Braiding Sweetgrass Women’s Circle was busy making Santa stockings for Christmas. This simple, fun activity teaches women a life skill – sewing – that is…

The DawnLand Fund

We are asking for your generous donations to support The DawnLand Fund providing financial assistance to projects and activities inspired and led by Native American youth and women. Your donations support Gedakina programs that include:…