Kessi Watters Kimball is a Mi’kmaq mother, farmer, forager and artist. She has worked as a museum educator/collections assistant and has served on the Board of Trustees at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. In addition, she trained as an archaeologist and lab technician with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Currently, she cultivates land at the Mawiomi Garden in Mt. Vernon, Maine with her family. This year she opened a new acre for expanded production of indigenous plant varieties and works to restore traditional reciprocal trade networks in Wabankeag with Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective.