‘We are getting stronger’

July 27th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

unsettled

A

Additional Images

A Passamaquoddy elder rests his hands on an oar while working near Long Lake in Indian Township this spring. The people on the tribe’s two eastern Maine reservations have spent decades fighting for their rights while struggling to preserve their collective identity.

A Passamaquoddy elder rests his hands on an oar while working at his camp on Long Lake in Indian Township this spring. The people on the tribe’s two eastern Maine reservations have spent decades fighting for their rights while struggling to preserve their collective identity.

Passamaquoddy tribal historian Donald Soctomah walks on the shore of the St. Croix River on the Indian Township reservation in eastern Maine. “We have come a long way in 50 years – quite a long ways, I think,” Soctomah said as he reflected on the progress of his people. “Most of it for the better, some of it not so good.”

Melissa Altvater, left, and her father, Dave Homan, center, listen as tribal elder Allen Sockabasin plays guitar near the water at Pleasant Point in Washington County. Sockabasin is a longtime champion of the Passamaquoddy language, “the key to open the lock of independence for native people.”

Federally subsidized housing like the ones seen in this photograph from last spring now account for a large amount of the homes on Pleasant Point Indian Reservation in Down East Maine

This is a copied photo<p>Article source: <a href=http://www.pressherald.com/2014/07/27/we-are-getting-stronger/

Advertisement

.