Contact Us about doing a program for your school, business, or organization. Some of our areas of interest include Abenaki history, culture, social justice, ecology, food ways, lifeways, etc…
We love developing customized programs, teacher training, diversity lunches, and professional development in cultural competency.
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The Abenaki 101 is program that is based on curriculum that our Founder developed many years ago. It answers the questions who are the Abenaki? Where do they live? The program highlights cultural traditions, tenets, and resiliency. This is a flexible program that can be adapted to any age level.
Instructor: Francine Poitras Jones
A Pre-K to 3 program that exposes young children to Abenaki culture through music and stories
Introduction to Abenaki history and cultural concepts. We can customize programs by theme or topic: overview, time period specific, STEM, STEAM, social justice, etc…
Experienced facilitators lead this DEIA training based on Abenaki culture. The program covers various aspects of Abenaki history, culture, and social justice issues. By integrating Abenaki perspectives, your staff will embrace diversity and foster mutual respect, while contributing to an inclusive workplace.
Are you thinking about developing a land acknowledgment for your company, school, or event? This course was developed to help the Abenaki Arts & Education Center meet the needs of the overwhelming amount of requests we receive for helping people develop land acknowledgments. Course includes an overview of Abenaki history, background of land acknowledgements, guided exploration activities, and feedback that result in a land acknowledgments. Dates to take place at a mutually agreed upon time.
We present programs on a broad range of topics related to Abenaki art, history and culture to how to work effectively with the Native American community. Let us develop a custom program to meet your needs.
INSTRUCTORS: Vera Longtoe Sheehan
Music, history and archaeology, weaving, social justice issues, and heirloom plants . . .Vermont Abenaki Artists Association scholars, historians, and culture bearers will present this vibrant regional culture that reaches back nearly 13,000 years and continues today. Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom course will provide teachers and homeschoolers a deeper understanding of how indigenous culture continues into the 21st century. Sessions will include history and stereotypes; new resources being developed for use in classrooms; age-appropriate activities; and how teachers can better support Abenaki and other Native students while presenting American history and additional academic content areas. Teachers choose from a certificate or credit from Castleton University. Register here