Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Penthea Burns


Native Americans, Maine, Muskie School of Public Service


The purpose of this capstone is to explore how Wabanaki communities of Maine experience sovereignty as it relates to the dominant culture of Maine and how this interaction has led to current health outcomes and disparities. I do this by examining how the communities view sovereignty and understanding how internalized anger impacts these communities.



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