The Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe is serious about achieving economic self-sufficiency and stability for our people which means controlling our own destinies. With energy, determination, vision, and a commitment to the larger community, our sights are set upon utilizing our own resources and abilities to grow in the realm of economic development, more specifically, cottage industry and cultural tourism.
The revitalization, preservation, and protection of our cultural, historic, and physical values and resources is the foundation upon which we stand. Teaching our young ones the skills and customs of our ancestors keeps our heritage alive. We empower our children, not only to survive, but to thrive during economic hardships by utilizing the traditions and practices of our ancestors, such as organic agriculture and permaculture.
Nulhegan mound gardening has been passed down through generations and is alive and well. Often referred to as "Three Sisters" gardening - corn, squash, and beans are planted together and have complimented one another for centuries. Large amounts of healthy, organic food can be grown on even small parcels of land. Living sustainable lives and keeping our customs and traditions alive is the only way we know to ensure continuity.