The Center for Wabanaki Research, Knowledge & Innovation

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The mission of the Center for Wabanaki Research, Knowledge & Innovation is to create a work where Wabanaki people overcome barriers to improve health and wellness in our communities empowered by Wabanaki-led data and research. This work is done by weaving Indigenous knowledge with western sciences to tell the story of Wabanaki people.

Internship Programs

We provide Public Health internships to Indigenous students and help support and match Wabanaki students to appropriate learning opportunities. We have internship opportunities throughout the school year and over the summer months. Click here to learn more about our internship opportunities.

Community Surveys

We develop, adapt, and apply surveys to our communities from an Indigenous lens. Previously published reports and findings can be found in our Resource Library that will be coming soon. Click here to view our current and upcoming surveys.

Center for Wabanaki Research, Knowledge & Innovation History

This exciting new initiative began in the summer of 2022 and allows us the ability to retain Wabanaki knowledge for generations to come. Read current news from our Center for Research Knowledge & Innovation below and in our Press Room.

Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness will use $4.5M grant to study Alzheimer’s disease
August 31, 2022 | Maine Public Radio

IREACH a partner in $4.5 million study of Wabanaki Nation health
August 30, 2022 | Washington State University Insider

Study with Wabanaki elders could help reveal mysteries of Alzheimer’s
August 2, 2022 | News Center Maine


If you are interested in being a part of the Tribal Elder Advisory Council, please reach out to Jillian Worster at