Nulhegan has many talented artists who create a variety of art that includes ancient skills as well as contemporary art. Among the skills and art, you will find work made of ash, birch, gourds, leather, rawhide, cloth, yarns and threads, and so much more. Of course, there is also the painted art on canvas, rawhide, and other materials. You will also find some beautiful bead work.
Azban's Great Journey
by Brian Chenevert
These traditional and modern tales of the raccoon Azban, trickster of the Western Abenaki people, provided timeless lessons for all people. Azban begins his search for food and fun in the far north, at Lake Memphremagog, where he “earns” his stripes, then he moves on to the Nulhegan River where he “hunts” crawfish. Traveling further south Azban “gathers” honey along the Connecticut River, and then corn from a Koasek Abenaki village. He meets a challenge at Bellows Falls and investigates the strange sounds around Mt. Tom. His adventures end where the river meets the ocean in Long Island sound but, Azban promises more adventure during his return trip!
Written by Brian Chenevert and illustrated by Francine Poitras Jones
The Abenaki language is one of many indigenous languages in American which is currently in jeopardy of being lost forever. This coloring book is just one small effort to get the Abenaki language into the hands, hearts, and minds of children who are our best chance of saving this language. In addition, all proceeds from the sale of this coloring book will go directly to Nulhegan Abenaki youth in the form of higher education scholarships. We thank you for your support!
Coloring Books cost $5 each plus shipping and handling. Please note that shipping costs are determined by the quantity of books ordered and the location to which they are shipped.
To order, please send an email to
Please provide the quantity you wish to purchase plus your name, address, and phone number. Checks will be made out to AHA (Abenakis Helping Abenakis)
The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association embodies the history, culture, and art of the Abenaki people. While most of our artists and performers preserve and pass the traditional art of our ancestors, others create contemporary artistic expressions that are informed by tradition.
Our mission is to promote Vermont's Indigenous arts and artists, to provide an organized central place to share creative ideas and professional development as entrepreneurs, and to have a method for the public to find and engage our artists.
VAAAs experienced teaching artists have been doing educational programs at schools, historic sites , and museums throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic. and Southeast areas of the United States, in Canada and even as far away as Germany. Programs include lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and performances that carry the message that the Abenaki people are still here.