The Western Abenaki: History and Culture

On Saturday, May 18, 3pm at the Rockingham Library, This lecture, by Jeanne Brink, examines the importance in Abenaki society of elders and children, the environment, and the continuance of lifeways and traditions.

A descendant of the Obomsawin family of Thompson’s Point, Vermont and Odanak Reserve in Quebec, Brink draws on her Abenaki family history and experiences.  She serves as Native American consultant to schools and organizations.  She is a traditional basket maker and co-author of a Western Abenaki language guide. She holds a masters degree in Native American Studies.

This presentation which is free and open to the public is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Speakers Bureau program. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email [email protected], or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.