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Abenaki Heritage Weekend
June 17 , 10:00 am – June 18 , 4:00 pm
Join the Native American community at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend on June 17 and 18 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to explore and learn about the Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Activities will include workshops, presentations, drumming, and singing. This heritage weekend brings together citizens of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, and the Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe.
Abenaki Heritage Weekend is presented by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Abenaki Arts and Education Center and hosted by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.
Special Programs at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend
- Storytelling by Joe Bruchac
- Nulhegan Abenaki Drum group
- Music and Storytelling by Francine Poitras Jones
Artists Featured in the Arts Marketplace
- Jim Taylor – wampum bead-making demonstration
- Jeanne Morningstar Kent – Gourds
- Linda Longtoe Sheehan – Wampum jewelry
- Roger Longtoe Sheehan
- Patrick Lamphere
- Morgan Lamphere
Learn more at the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association website.