The Sixth Annual Abenaki Heritage Gathering was held on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
Throughout the weekend there was singing, drumming, and dancing. On Saturday, traditional games were enjoyed by adults and children. All were welcomed to join in!
Members of the tribe, as well as other natives sold their traditional and contemporary art throughout the weekend.
Chief Don Stevens gave demonstrations and did some storytelling, which was enjoyed by guests of all ages.The main focus of the celebration is Abenaki culture and the historic and contemporary value of the Wabanaki and Seven Nations alliances.This was not a “powwow”… it is a CELEBRATION!! of members, friends, and friends of friends… ALL who value the customs, traditions, and alliances of the Abenaki people are invited to come celebrate.
Please note that this is always an alcohol and drug-free event. Dogs, except for service dogs, are not allowed. The event will be held rain or shine due to an indoor facility.