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Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

is a Native American arts organization that serves the public by connecting them to Abenaki educators, artists from the visual and performing arts as well as literary genres.

MISSION STATEMENT: 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.

Congratulations to Joe Bruchac for becoming the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs, NY!

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Joseph Bruchac will be honored as the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs at a ceremony to take place at 7 p.m. at Saratoga Springs City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association is privileged to call Joseph Bruchac one of our own. His titles are many: author, writer, Doctor, poet, Tribal Elder, storyteller. His children’s books (and there are over 120 of them) can be found in most school libraries.

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Dr. Joseph Bruchac, Poet Laureate

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association brochure gives a good overview of the work we do to support state-recognized Abenaki artists. Please click the button below to download a copy of the brochure. You may print and share the brochure, if you choose.

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Image of VAAA brochure cover. Download the brochure by clicking on the button on the left.

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, private foundations, and individuals. 

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