Western Abenaki: History & Culture

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Who were the native people of Vermont and how did they live? This lecture, by Vermont Humanities Speaker Jeanne Brink, examines the importance in Abenaki society of elders and children, the environment, and the continuance of lifeways and traditions. Brink draws upon her Abenaki family history and experience serving as Native American consultant to schools and organizations. She is a traditional basketmaker and co-author of a Western Abenaki language guide. She holds a master’s degree in Native American Studies.