Akomawt Educational Initiative is dedicated to furthering knowledge of Native America through innovative learning approaches designed to impact how we teach history and contemporary social issues.
Akomawt is the Passamaquoddy word for “snowshoe path”, the symbol driving our mission. The snowshoe path breaks into the wilderness leaving behind a trail others can follow. As the path is used, it becomes easier to traverse. Akomawt Educational Initiative is dedicated to furthering knowledge of Native America through innovative learning approaches designed to impact how we teach history and contemporary social issues. Our goal is to leave this world better than when we found it; our tool is education. Collaborating with educators in schools, institutions of higher learning, and public history sites, we will help generate new learning paths that create awareness and informed dialogue about American Indian history, contemporary Native lifeways and Indigenous futures.
Our vision is to effect a lasting positive and informed change to the dominant narrative of how Native histories and cultures are taught in America. Through our work we hope to foster greater understanding of Indigenous North America with an emphasis on social change. Our educational resources will cultivate better, more complete understandings of the history and contemporary issues of Native American peoples. Akomawt, the snowshoe path, changes and renews with the seasons just as we work to bring change and renewal to the way we educate our world about Native America. You can find us by the tracks we leave behind.