Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association embodies the history, culture, and art of the Abenaki people. 

Our mission is to promote awareness of state-recognized Abenaki artists and their art, to provide an organized central place to share creative ideas, and to have a method for the public to find and engage state recognized Abenaki artists.

We do this by presenting public programs, cultural events, and museum exhibitions that educate the public in understanding Abenaki art and culture. Connect with us to stay up-to-date.We accomplish this by creating engaging cultural events, educational programs, exhibitions, and curriculum materials.

While most of our artists and performers preserve and pass down the traditional art of our ancestors, others create contemporary artistic expressions that are informed by tradition.

VAAA’s experienced teaching artists have been doing educational programs at schools, historic sites and museums throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast areas of the United States, in Canada and as far away as Germany. Programs include lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and performances that carry the message that the Abenaki people are still here.

Two-Eyed Seeing Speaker Series

February 21, 7pm. Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph. D. presents Heritage Forensics: Rethinking Indigenous Ways of Knowing in an Increasingly Dangerous World. Registration Closed.

March 7, 7pm. A Deep Presence and a More Inclusive History. Rep. Sherry Gould (Nulhegan Abenaki), member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and Dr. Robert Goodby of Monadnock Archaeological Consulting are long-time friends and collaborators. Registration Closed

March 22, 7pm. Kwanitekw (Connecticut River): The Sustainer of Life. In honor of World Water Day, a panel of Indigenous citizens and environmental scientists share multiple perspectives on living in relationship with the Connecticut River watershed. Register on Zoom.

Questions? Please contact Elisa by email or call (802) 265-0092.

This speaker series is organized by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and Abenaki Arts & Education Center and supported in part by Vermont Humanities and Vermont Arts Council.

Publisher: Vermont Abenaki Artists Association