Resources

The following collection of primary and secondary resources have been vetted by members of our Abenaki education team. It includes ready to use study guides and activity sheets that meet national ELA Common Core Standards and regional standards for Global Citizenship and Flexible Pathways (Act 77).

Please note, resources that were published more before 2011 are likely out-of-date and do not reflect the most up-to-date information about the Abenaki people. Please visit Abenaki tribal websites for more information.

Statement on Abenaki Ethnocide in History, Scholarship, and Social Media

The Indigenous Abenaki people of the Northeast have, for generations, been subjected to both genocidal attacks (killing of people) and ethnocidal attacks (killing of culture) by colonial settlers and their descendants. In the colonial era, these threats took the form of murderous attacks on families and villages in war-time. In the modern era, these threats have included eugenic sterilization , forced separations of children and families, misrepresentations of history, and other attacks that the United Nations classifies as “ethnocide.” By definition, ethnocide includes both a “mental element” – “the intent to destroy” – and a “physical element” – when perpetrators deliberately take actions to cause “serious bodily or mental harm” . …
Abenaki Animal Names

Abenaki Animal Names

Animal Names Match-up Activity Sheet Directions: Draw a line from the animal and Abenaki name to its track and English …
Abenaki Woman and Man

Abenaki Woman and Man

Click here to open the image and print it The artwork on this coloring sheet was created by Francine Poitras …

Sugaring in Wabanahkik (Land of the Dawn): An Abenaki History of Maple

By Alexander Cotnoir As spring temperatures begin to climb across Vermont’s forested landscape, the annual arrival of “sugaring season” – …

The Myth of Native American Extinction Harms Everyone

By Mali Obomsawin Cluelessness about Native people is rampant in New England, which romanticizes its Colonial heritage. In college, I …
A Visit With Trudy Ann Parker Author Of Aunt Sarah

A Visit With Trudy Ann Parker Author Of Aunt Sarah

In this video we interview with Trudy Ann Parker, author of Aunt Sarah Woman Of The Dawnland. Although written as a novel, Trudy brings a story to life which she says is about her Abenaki family. …
WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?

WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?

Grades: 6th – 8th and higherSubjects: Environmental impacts, habitats, Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, geography, habitat fragmentation, …
The Very Hungary Azaban

The Very Hungary Azaban

GRADES:3rd – 5th grade and higher SUBJECTS:Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, globalization, social studies, and global citizenship. …

Abenaki Perspective – Hannah Duston

The following article re-contextualizes the 17th century narrative of Hannah Dustin’s kidnapping and how she escaped by killing and scalping …
Riparian Zone Curriculum

Riparian Zone Curriculum

What is the Abenaki relationship to plants growing alongside Lake Champlain? How do Abenaki tribes today continue to practice this …

DIY Seed Paper: Restoration Ecology for Kids!

This video was created for a lesson plan that Lina Longtoe Schulmeisters created for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program, …

Abenaki Uses of the Riparian Zone

This video was created for a lesson plan Lina Longtoe Schulmeisters created for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program, as …
H.880 “An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs”

H.880 “An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs”

BREAKING News – H.880 “An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs” was unanimously passed in the …
Abenaki Animals Coloring Book

Abenaki Animals Coloring Book

Written by Brian Chenevert and illustrated by Francine Poitras Jones The  Abenaki language is one of many indigenous languages in …
N’Dakinna: An Illustrated Abenaki Dictionary for Schools

N’Dakinna: An Illustrated Abenaki Dictionary for Schools

This dictionary was created through a partnership between the Circle of Courage and the Endangered Alphabets Project. It is intended …