National Park Foundation Supports Tekαkαpimək Contact Station in Katahdin
February 1, 2024
We’re thrilled to share that the National Park Foundation will make a $1 million contribution to support the completion of Tekαkαpimək Contact Station at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Campaign Co-Chair Lucas St. Clair said, “The National Park Foundation has been a critical partner to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument from the start, and this extraordinary investment further highlights their belief in the exciting work happening here in Northern Maine.
Congrats to our friends at Katahdin. We’re honored to have been selected as the fabricator for such a monumental project!
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is located within the present and traditional homeland of the Penobscot Nation. The land and waters hold special significance to the Penobscot Nation and are inextricably linked with Penobscot culture, ceremonies, oral traditions, language, history, and indigenous stewardship which continues the respectful relationship with the land and waterways that has gone back more than 11,000 years. Katahdin is a culturally significant place to the Wabanaki people where connecting watersheds provide important travel routes for Wabanaki people, comprised of Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Nations.