Nebizun: Water is Life

Artwork: Water is Life by Francine Poitras Jones

Nebizun is the Abenaki word for medicine and the root word Nebi is the Abenaki word for water. The rivers and tributaries of N’Dakinna (our homeland) were our highways for traveling and the water itself is important to the species of fish and other wildlife that is necessary to our way of life. As stewards of the environment Native American people know the importance of having clean water. The Abenaki people know and understand the importance of water in everyday activities related to foodways and healing powers of water.

On view from June 22 to October 15, 2019 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. This limited engagement exhibition was developed through a partnership of the Vermont Abenaki Arts Association and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Guest Curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan.

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