don stevens

Don Stevens

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

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Chief Don Stevens

Artist Bio

Chief Don Stevens is an award-winning leader, businessman, writer, and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines, books, TV shows, and documentaries. He was appointed to the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs by Governor Douglas in 2006 for two terms, where he served as Chair and led the fight to obtain legal recognition for the Abenaki People in Vermont. Chief Stevens was able to acquire tribal land for the Nulhegan Tribe which had been absent for over 200 years. A gifted storyteller, he speaks about issues of Native American Sovereignty, Racial Disparity, and Abenaki Identity.

He was recently appointed by the Attorney General to the “Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Advisory Panel” and serves on the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Advisory Panel and Vermont State Police Fairness and Diversity Advisory Panel.

Contact

Address: 156 Bacon Drive

Shelburne VT  04582

Phone:    (802) 985-2465   

Email: chiefdonstevens@comcast.net

Image of bone breast plate.
 Bone Breast Plate
Image of Racoon and Leather Bag.
Racoon and Leather Bag

Exhibits

2017 – 2018

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage. Traveling Exhibit. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 

2014     

Traditional Sources, Contemporary Visions – Invitational Group Art Exhibit. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT

Events and Performances

2013 – 2018    

Native American Heritage Weekend, Lake Champlain MaritimeMuseum, Vergennes, VT

Sheburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Nulheaganaki, Island Pond, VT

2012     

Native American Heritage Weekend, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT

Nulheganaki, Island Pond, VT

2011    

Native American Heritage Weekend, Lake Champlain MaritimeMuseum, Vergennes, VT

Speaking To The Ancestors Abenaki Gathering.  ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT

2010     

Native American Heritage Weekend, Lake Champlain MaritimeMuseum, Vergennes, VT

Winter Celebraion. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Centerfor Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT

2009    

Vermont Indigenois Celebration.  ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT

Affiliations

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, Juried Artist since 2013