Abenaki identity is founded upon a unique and special heritage, which itself is embodied in our language, our history, and our traditional knowledge.
The Nulhegan Cultural and Historic Preservation Department’s primary purpose is to ensure the protection and preservation of traditional teachings, cultural awareness, and historical accuracy of the Abenaki people. The Department and Tribal Council work to address the cultural needs of the Abenaki people in the areas of, but not limited to:
History - research, document, and present Abenaki history that depicts an accurate picture of the past and present.
Language - revitalize, sustain, and encourage the use of the Abenaki language by providing ongoing educational opportunities through classes and using new technology.
Outreach - provide accurate Abenaki history through educational resource development to classrooms, schools, and other interested organizations.
Brian Chenevert – Tribal Historian
Jesse Bruchac – Language Specialist/Instructor
Dan Shears – Material Culture Advisor
Sherry Gould – Tribal Genealolgist
Bernie Mortz – Tribal Elder
Lorna Garfield – Tribal Elder
Tom Beck – Tribal Elder
Bea Nelson – Tribal Elder
Pottery sherds found at an archaeology dig site being measured and cataloged.
Typically made from ash, Abenaki baskets are beautiful as well as functional.
Though our history is much older, this timeline takes you through some interesting information starting in the 1700s.
Keeping our language alive - this links to a great teaching source.
Games, toys, and recreation of Abenaki and other Northeast tribes.
Grounded Leadership: Chief Don Stevens
Abenaki Ways of Knowing Water - as told by Chief Don Stevens
A detailed story - this is one of the many Abenaki stories that we hope to pass on to the next 7 Generations. Please share with your family. This story is told by Chief Don Stevens
WABANAAGIG, Land of the Rising Sun goes beyond words to encapsulate the strong emotions of the Wabanaki, a people who have emerged from centuries of oppression, occupation of their lands, and obliteration of their languages.
Watch an Abenaki Culture TV Show featuring Chief Don Stevens and Abenaki educator, Melody Walker.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and add to the legacy we are leaving for the Next Seven Generations. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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