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Passamaquoddy People

October 26, 2020

Geo Neptune is a performance artist, educator, and basket maker who left Indian Township where he grew up to attend Dartmouth College in 2006. Geo returned to the Indian Township community in 2010 and has learned a great since. As a newly elected member of the Indian Township school board Neptune has plans to make a difference for young people.

One of the things that makes the Passamaquoddy unique, Neptune says, is that they don’t have a “migration or removal story.” The tribe, which numbers around 3,500 people, has “lived on the shores of these lakes and our ancestral river for 13,000 years.”

Geo plans to advocate for greater education on Passamaquoddy culture and language, which they feel have been deprioritized by faculty and administrators in recent years.

Read Geo’s strong and clear statements about what it’s been like for the Passamaquoddy people in this interview for them with Nico Lang.

Photo credit: Sipsis Peciptaq Elamoqessik
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