Peskotomuhkati elder puts modern spin on wampum keeping – CBC

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Peskotomuhkati elder puts modern spin on wampum keeping – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202152 Views

Donald Soctomah brings lost history back to his people

Last in a series of weekly stories about Wabanaki elders — knowledge keepers, teachers, healers and spiritual guides — who have made remarkable contributions in their own communities and beyond.

Donald Soctomah is a Peskotomuhkati, or Passamaquoddy, elder who combs everything from beaches to historical records to preserve and restore the stories and traditions of his people.

It’s work that he’s very passionate about and has been nationally recognized for in the United States.

And it makes him feel like he’s carrying on a family tradition because his great-grandfather was his community’s wampum keeper.

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