Abenaki: We are still here

Abenaki: We are still here

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office in Washington, D.C., currently hosts an exhibit that speaks to the power of art to affirm, uphold and communicate. The exhibit titled “Askwa n’daoldibna iodali — We are Still Here” features work by well-known artists from three out of the four Vermont recognized tribes. “It is important that Abenaki artistry is… Read More »

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A steep but blessedly short climb up a path led visitors through waist-high grasses to a knoll behind Shelburne Farms’ Farm Barn Friday evening. The destination was a campfire and stories by Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki nation. More than 50 people, roughly 20 more than… Read More »

Abenaki chief hopes state follows suit on UVM apology

ALEXANDRE SILBERMAN VTDigger BURLINGTON – After an apology from the University of Vermont (UVM) for the “destructive” impacts of the Vermont Eugenics Survey, an Abenaki chief involved in lobbying for it hopes the same message will follow from state government. The Vermont Eugenics Survey was conducted from 1925 to 1936 and included “stereotyping, persecution, and… Read More »