Welcome to the Abenaki Arts & Education Center!

We created the Abenaki Arts & Education Center (AAEC) because Abenaki history and culture are not included in the regional curriculum and it is difficult for teachers to find Abenaki educators and authentic curriculum resources. The Abenaki Arts & Education Center is an educational institution of the future. It has no walls and it exists through an online presence (website, YouTube channel, Facebook page, and classroom visits). In addition to the free resources listed on this website, we also offer many educational programs, we also offer live and virtual programs centered around Abenaki culture and cultural competency, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) topics, and we have a YouTube channel with videos. You may navigate the website via the pull-down menu above, using the search box, or by clicking any of the tags or keywords on the left.

Our mission is to support American Abenaki sovereignty through education and sharing Abenaki history and cultural resources with people of all ages so Abenaki living culture can be taught across N’Dakinna (our homeland).

Our vision is a future when Abenaki culture will be integrated into all academic content areas, and our virtual exhibitions and interpretive materials will be available regionally and globally.

In addition to the free resources listed on this website, we also offer many educational programs, we also offer live and virtual programs centered around Abenaki culture and cultural competency, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) topics, and we have a YouTube channel with videos.


Testimonials

Thank you. We loved working with you last time and look forward to more time together.

6th grade Class Teacher and Pedagogical Coordinator

Thank you for your incredibly thoughtful and thought provoking presentation. I loved seeing the student hands and voices working together to create fish nets.

Director of Service & Sustainability Learning

We loved having you here, and your visit was a huge hit with our students. We were thrilled with their engagement and their questions—thank you for your patience and careful attention to all that they asked.”

Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture

“My students did complete a reflection and overwhelmingly they had a positive experience. Many were curious to learn more… Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to visit our classroom. I’m looking forward to having you back.”

6th grade, Global Citizenship Teacher

On behalf of the —- Elementary School, I want to officially thank you for your contribution to the first annual Water is Life project here at our school. Your support, guidance and inspiration were invaluable and we appreciate you! We hope to create an annual celebration of Water is Life here at — School for years to come. Thanks for making our first year special and for sharing the Abenaki culture and traditions with us.

Early Childhood Eduacator

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Abenaki Heritage Weekend, June 29-30

More details coming soon.

Questions? Please contact Elisa by email programassociate@abenakiart.org or call (802) 265-0092.



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OUR SERVICES (live, virtual, and online)

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The Case of the Silverplate Medal

The Case of the Silverplate Medal

Join Prof. Frederick Matthew Wiseman on the Heritage Hunt as he uses vintage Dark Academy science, deduction, and technology to …

Abenaki Alliance Calls for Tolerance

Press release and handouts below the video. PRESS RELEASE: Burlington, Vermont/Politon, Kdakinna (April 23, 2024) — The four Vermont state-recognized …
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Responding to Darryl Leroux on Twitter

These days, many people are learning about ethnic fraud on social media, which makes it challenging to distinguish genuine fraud …
Abenaki History In Vermont

Abenaki History In Vermont

Speaker: Frederick M. Wiseman describes 12,000 years of history. Watch this video to hear Dr. Frederick Wiseman, author and curator …
Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom

Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom

Immerse yourself in the richness of Abenaki culture and its continuity through music, history, archaeology, weaving, social justice matters, heirloom …
Reclaiming the Word “Squaw” in the Name of the Ancestors

Reclaiming the Word “Squaw” in the Name of the Ancestors

Reposted from Marge Bruchac, Reclaiming the Word “Squaw” in the Name of the Ancestors, H-Net Online, December 1, 1999. Kwai …