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We wish to acknowledge the scholars and culture bearers whose contributions informed present and prior versions of this exhibition: Chief Nancy Milette Doucet (Koasek), Robert Goodby, Ph.D. (Archeologist), Sherry Gould (Nulhegan), Rose Hartwell (Elnu), Rich Holschuh (Elnu), Rick Hunt, Melody Makin (Elnu), Norm M’Sadoques (Elnu), Jess Robinson, Ph.D. (Vermont State Archeologist), Jim Taylor (Elnu), and Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. (Missisquoi).
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 2022 through 2024*
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- April 1 to July 2023 – Bennington, Museum, Bennington, VT
- July 22 to October 15 2023 – Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH.
- September to December 2023 – University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT.
- November 2023 to Spring 2024 – Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, VT.
- May 15 to October 15, 2022 – Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.
- June 18 to October 15, 2022 – Brattleboro Museum of Arts & Culture, Brattleboro, VT..
- November 19 to mid-March 2023 – Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT.
- March 9, 2023 — Water is Life with Abenaki Artists Association. Clean Water Conversation. Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Water Investment Division. State of Vermont.
- April 1 — Curatorial Talk, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT.
- July 22 — Gallery Talk, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH.
- June 18, Saturday, 5 p.m. — Opening Celebration of Summer Exhibits
- June 18 & 19, 2:00 p.m. — Gallery Talk, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
- June 24, Friday, 7 p.m. — Nebizun Celebration & Curator Talk
- July 29, Friday, 10am to 2:00pm Abenaki Free Arts, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.
- August 3, Wednesday, 10:00am – Virtual Abenaki Free Arts for Little Ones. On Zoom. Registration required.
- August 3, Wednesday, 3:00pm – Virtual Abenaki Free Arts for Little Ones. On Zoom. Registration required.
- August 6, 11:00am-3:00pm — Water is Life: Abenaki Free Arts, Brattleboro Museum of Art & Culture.
- August 11, Thursday, 7 p.m. — Abenaki Cuisine Demo: Chef Jessee Lawyer
- Five exhibits to open at BMAC on June 18
- Exploring Abenaki relationships to water. The Deerfield News. June 23, 2022.
- Brattleboro museum offers online Abenaki cooking demonstration. Brattleboro Reformer. August 10, 2022.
- Abenaki art exhibit flows through the Maritime Museum. Addison Independent. September 8, 2022.
- New Exhibit Nebizun: Water is Life @ Institute for American Indian Studies. Connecticut Travel. .
Charlie Adams (Elnu), Vicki Blanchard (Nulhegan), Joe Bruchac (Nulhegan), Bill Gould (Nulhegan), Francine Poitras Jones (Nulhegan), Jeanne Morningstar Kent (Nulhegan), Melody Walker Makin (Elnu), Lucy Cannon Neel (Nulhegan), Hawk Schulmeisters (Elnu), Breanna Sheehan (Elnu), Linda Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu), Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu), Vera Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu), JES (Elnu), Chief April St Francis Rushlow (Missisquoi), Dorothy Tondreau (Elnu), Amy Hook-Therrien (Koasek), and Aaron York (Missisquoi).
Special thanks to Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. for the usage of his family’s fishing equipment.