Donald Soctomah is the recipient of the 2015 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. Mr. Soctomah serves as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine. In that and other roles, he has worked to steward and protect native culture and lands through resource management, policy-making, teaching, and the promotion and dissemination of history and language.
The award was presented on March 30, 2015 in a luncheon ceremony at Husson University, Bangor. Senator Angus King sent this video to acknowledge Mr. Soctomah’s incredible work for Maine and the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
More about Donald Soctomah and his work
- Committed to His Native Roots: Soctomah to Be Honored for Contributions, Indian Country Today
- An Interview with Donald Soctomah, The Story of Maine, MPBN
- Profile, Downeast Times
- Remember Me: Tomah Joseph’s Gift to Franklin Roosevelt, by Donald Soctomah, Tilbury House Publishers
- “A Wabanaki Perspective on the Voyage of George Waymouth,” a chapter in One Land, Two Worlds