Melody Walker Brook is an Adjunct Professor at Champlain College and formerly taught the Abenakis and Their Neighbors and Abenaki Spirituality at Johnson State College. She is currently serving her second term on the Vermont Commission of Natie American Affairs. Additionally she is a traditional beadworker and finger weaver.
Liz Charlebois is an Abenaki culture bearer. She is a powwow dancer, traditional bead worker, ash basket maker, bitten birch bark artist. She is the former Education Speacialist at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, NH
Francine Poitras Jones retired from a thirty year career in marketing and copy editing to pursue a secondary career as a substitute elementary school teacher. For the past five years, she has been teaching grades K through 5 and she presents educational programs to elementary students. Additionally she is a painter that finds inspiration in her culture and everything around her.
Lina Longtoe is certified for the Growing Up Wild program that is administered by Project Wild and sponsored nationally by the EPA and Fish and Wildlife Department. Her area of study is concentration is in Environmental Science and sustainability. She is the official documentarian of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe and makes short documentary films about Abenaki culture.
Vera Longtoe Sheehan has a background in Museum Studies and Native American Studies. She has been doing educational programs and consultation with museums, schools and historic sites for over twenty five years. She also has training in the Wlson Reading program. The focus of Vera's art is on traditional clothing and twined woven plant fiber bags. Vera is also the Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association.
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