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, and Facebook page). 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.


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.



Join Mailing List

Please fill out this contact form to be added to the Abenaki Arts & Education Center mailing list. Members of this list will receive e-blasts about upcoming events, teacher training, and resources. Your answers will help us determine what types of professional development we will offer.


Photo Gallery


OUR SERVICES (live, virtual, and online)

Grid

Girl processing food with a large mortar and pestal

17th Century Abenaki Girl

Coloring sheet depicting an Abenaki girl wearing pre-contact style leather clothing. She is using a corn pounder to grind corn …
Child sitting at a desk, taking note in a notebook, while watching teacher on the computer

Virtual Artist Educator Toolkit

This toolkit introduces educators to platforms and apps for presenting virtual programs …
Native American Heritage Month Writing Prompt

Native American Heritage Month Writing Prompt

Download this writing prompt to get your students thinking about Native American Heritage Month! In 1990, the United States passed …
Gluscape Fights the Water Serpent and How Woodpecker Got His Red Head

Gluscape Fights the Water Serpent and How Woodpecker Got His Red Head

This gourd tells two traditional Wabanaki stories. Listen to the artist Jeanne Morningstar Kent tell the stories of Gluscape Fights …
Alnôbaiwi logo

Alnôbaiwi

Alnôbaiwi ‘In the Abenaki Way’A 501c-3 non-profit dedicated to preserving Vermont Abenaki cultural heritage …
UVM Eugenics Apology Letter

Statement Regarding UVM and Eugenics

Statement Regarding UVM and EugenicsE. Thomas Sullivan, PresidentJune 21, 2019 As we close this academic year, I wish to refer …