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Abenaki Heritage Weekend

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This special weekend, hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and presented in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, gives visitors an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley.

Members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk, and and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association work with Museum staff to plan and present the event. The Native people at this event are experts in the living indigenous arts and traditions which they come together to share with one another and with visitors. They have inherited, researched, reconstructed, or apprenticed to learn the techniques with which they create outstanding beadwork, quillwork, basketry, pottery, woodworking and other items for personal use or for sale. Tribal members will also share songs, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills. Abenaki Heritage Weekend also includes opportunities to share cultural heritage through indoor presentations and a gallery talk with the curators and artists of the new special exhibition.

  • June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vermont, 05491, United States

This event occurs on our campus.

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