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The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center’s next speaker in its Wabanaki Voices Speaker series is scheduled to be Chris Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot Nation.

The talk will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Tewksbury Hall, located on Western Avenue in Skowhegan.

Sockalexis will present Penobscot culture, history and archaeology within the traditional landscape of the Penobscot Nation. This will include an overview of the archaeological record mixed with traditional knowledge and traditional/contemporary drumming and singing, according to a news release from Sheri Leahan at the center.

Sockalexis is the tribal historic preservation officer for the Penobscot Nation. He is a graduate of the University of Maine Anthropology Department as well as the Climate Change Institute. He is also a singer who travels throughout the northeast to various powwows and other gatherings with his drum group, The RezDogs.

He loves being out on the waterways of Maine and is one of the lead contacts for the Penobscot Nation Cultural Tourism Program, which offers guided canoe trips along the Penobscot River.

This free event will also be broadcast via Zoom. Masks are required for in-person attendance.

To register for the Zoom link, visit

For more information, call 207-474-6632.


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