Exploring & Sharing the Wabanaki History of Interior New England
A Maine Nonprofit Corporation - 501(c)3 Public Charity
Created May 1997
1093 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Ne-Do-Ba was established as a nonprofit Maine corporation in March 1997. Our web site has been online since May of 1997 at http://avcnet.org/ne-do-ba (now http://nedoba.org/ne-do-ba) and since February of 2009 with our own domain names of nedoba.org and ne-do-ba.org.
Ne-Do-Ba is an all volunteer organization with no employees, no payroll, no physical location, and no telephone. All materials appearing on this website have been researched and written by volunteers or donated by friends of the organization. Our office space, computer, and most of our office equipment have been donated. Our funding comes exclusively from donations and is currently less than two thousand dollars per year. Donations are used to purchase materials for our research library, cover travel expenses when providing presentations to other nonprofit organizations, cover copying and mailing costs for research materials, provide paid subscriptions to important historical and genealogical resources on the internet and cover a few minor corporate filing obligations.
Ne-Do-Ba tries to maintain full research subscriptions to the following resources;
We often find that descendants of Native/Euro-American marriages deny their Indian heritage or find their European ancestry disgusting. These views are out of balance. We live in a world of tremendous cultural diversity. We must learn to understand cultural differences and accept them for what they are. We need to start at home, by learning about our own numerous cultural heritages.
Very few people come into this world belonging 100% to any culture. We must learn not to throw stones when we live in glass houses. We must share what we learn with our children. We must help them understand the historic environments which create our differences. We must show them that different is not bad ! We must set the example by demonstrating tolerance and respect for all other beings.
The adventure that this organization has embarked upon is about knowledge of history, culture, community, family, and self. Our itinerary does not include the politics of treaty rights, land claims, tribal recognition, high stake bingo, gambling casinos, or government entitlements. Our path will take us into the shadows of history to learn, the light of day to share our knowledge, and the hearts of human beings as the healing begins. What an exciting trip we have planned ! Please join in our journey, as we assist our friends, relatives, and neighbors to relearn our history and become proud of who we are.