Maine's First People

August 11, 2022 - 7pm to 8pm

Bunny McBride

Meet the Wabanaki women who paddled the waterways before, during, and after Maine’s First Ship was built. With a special appearance by John Bear Mitchell.

Bunny McBride is an award-winning author, journalist and exhibit curator, whose work has focused on indigenous peoples, Native American women’s history, nature conservation and international tourism.  McBride has authored numerous books and many book chapters on topics ranging from Native American biography to wildlife conservation to contemplative essays and poetry. With an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University, she has taught at Kansas State University, Principia College and Maine’s Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies. Since 1981, she has worked on a range of issues and projects with Wabanaki peoples in Maine – including the Aroostook Band of Micmacs’ successful federal recognition effort.   In close collaboration with Wabanaki communities, McBride curated exhibitions based on her books for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, as well as the exhibition “Journeys West: The David & Peggy Rockefeller American Indian Art Collection.”