Kwai Kwai! (Greetings)
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The mission of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation is to strengthen our government; to build our community, and ensure sustainability; to protect our customs and traditions; and to revive our culture and celebrate our heritage while sharing it with those around us. N'dakinna (our homeland) is nestled among the lakes, rivers, and forests of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Our connection to this land cannot be described in any language. It is our birthright and obligation to advocate for our ancestral territory so that its uniqueness and beauty will be protected for the generations to come.
Nulhegan Annual Heritage Gathering
August 13 – 14 Eden Mills, Vermont
The public is invited to attend the Fourth Annual Abenaki Heritage Gathering which will take place on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Mount Norris Scout Reservation, 1 Boy Scout Camp Road, Eden Mills, Vermont 05652, which is off of Route 100, just north of Johnson. No dogs will be allowed on the grounds except for Service Dogs.
Throughout the weekend there will be singing, drumming, and dancing. The Negoseban (Nulhegan) Drum will be there, with additional drums to be announced. On Saturday, there will also be traditional games for adults and children. Visitors will be encouraged to try their hand at throwing the tomahawk.
Members of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, as well as other Native Peoples, will be selling traditional and contemporary art throughout the weekend, with some demonstrating their crafts. “Members of the Nulhegan Tribe are proud of their heritage and look forward to sharing this weekend with the public,” stated Chief Don. “This is not a powwow. It is a gathering of our people in the most traditional sense,” he said.
Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT - part of our traditional homelands
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