CLINTON — John Bear Mitchell of the Penobscot Nation plans to give a presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, about Maine tribes with the theme, “Maine Wabanaki Stories and Song.”

The talk will be held at Brown Memorial Library, 53 Railroad St.

John Bear Mitchell Submitted photo

Mitchell serves as the University of Maine System Office Native American Waiver and Educational Program coordinator, University of Maine’s Wabanaki Center Outreach and Student Development coordinator, and a lecturer of Wabanaki Studies at the University of Maine in Orono, according to a news release from Cheri Dickey-Whitish, library director.

His singing and storytelling can be heard in many Maine PBS tribal-sponsored awareness videos, independent films, HBO Lionsgate TV, and many documentaries with topics of Maine’s Native people.

For more information, contact Dickey-Whitish at 207-426-8686 or



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