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Beginning the New Year with a New Look

We are excited to launch our new brand!

We often say the process is as valuable as the product. In true REACH fashion, what began as a seemingly small task evolved into a wonderfully, rich experience of reflection and connection for our entire team. We are grateful for the time we took to revisit all the ways in which we have engaged in truth, healing, and change and to look at how we have evolved as on organization.  We are proud that we have reaffirmed our mission, vision, and values, created a beautiful new symbol and logo, shortened our name to Wabanaki REACH, and reclaimed the tagline Truth, Healing, Change.

We hope you will join us in celebrating these changes. Our new symbol is a simplified version of the original dragonfly, complete with the distinct Wabanaki double curve designs. We are very pleased with the variant shades of purple and high contrast white lines that make the symbol easily recognizable and beautiful. Since identifying this territory as both Maine and Wabanaki is redundant, we decided to decolonize our name to Wabanaki REACH. Our revised mission, vision, and values all reflect our commitment to truth, healing, and change.

You will also notice updates to our website in the future, including a fresh look and layout, making it easier to find the resources and information you need. 

Best wishes for a healing year ahead!

We support the self-determination of Wabanaki people through education, truth-telling, restorative justice, and restorative practices in Wabanaki and Maine communities.

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