Deirdre Whitehead

Wabanaki Community Liaison

Department: Stewardship
Region: Downeast
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“Many of the preserves I manage are places that were once important to the Passamaquoddy Tribe. To hear from a young Passamaquoddy Tribal member that to be on the land allows the Tribal legends and stories from that place to be alive in the 21st century is very meaningful. I go to sleep at night knowing that this will be so for the future generations.”

Deirdre takes care of conserved land on the north side of Cobscook Bay along the Washington County coast, including islands. Water access and other community work is especially important in this Passamaquoddy homeland because of a natural resource-based economy as well as many archaeological and cultural resources.