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 Abenaki tribes, together as the Vermont Abenaki Alliance, held a press conference on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, to call attention to our vibrant history, authenticity, and issue a call for tolerance and open exchange. Joined by media representatives and fellow citizens, the Chiefs provided updates on their interactions with their Canadian counterparts and relatives, additional resources to educate the public on the Vermont Abenaki experience and struggle for recognition, and advocated for ongoing positive interactions between Vermont’s state-recognized tribes and our neighbors. The four tribes spoke about promoting tolerance and respect for Indigenous cultures in Vermont and beyond.

The Vermont Abenaki Alliance is an inclusive community of four Vermontrecognized tribes — Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, Elnu Abenaki Tribe, Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, and Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation. https://www.abenakialliance.org/

HANDOUTS:

A Journey to State Recognition: The Vermont Abenaki Experience 1976-2024

Position Paper Legal and Policy Arguments Justifying Vermont State Recognition Of the Vermont Abenaki Tribes

The Not So Invisible Border https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e1xthXPRq7maUAfh1-BrB3QUPIqeAeaB/view?usp=sharing

Gov. Phil Scott Abenaki Support Proclamation

Vermont House of Representatives Resolution HR10

Vermont Senate Resolution

Vermont Congressional Delegation Support Statement

WEBSITES:
Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs

Vermont Abenaki Alliance

Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation

Elnu Abenaki Tribe