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Highlighting Abenaki: UVM Collaborations that Bridge Communities

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Tuesday, April 16 2:00-4:00 P.M. Don’t miss “Highlighting Abenaki: UVM Collaborations that Bridge Communities” in the Silver Maple Ballroom Davis Center” or Streaming at https://go.uvm.edu/ highlightingabenaki. “Western Abenaki people are the traditional and current stewards of the land on which UVM stands. Some UVM faculty, staff, and students have established and maintain productive relationships with members of Vermont’s four State recognized Abenaki tribes and other indigenous people who live in Vermont or represent descendant communities with ancestral ties to the region. From sharing interpretations of archaeological heritage, to teaching traditional farming and land use practices to building a deeper understanding of indigenous culture, the Abenaki people enrich UVM faculty, staff, and students with their wisdom and partnership. This panel will explore these relationships and highlight some of the knowledge developed and shared as they have and continue to work to address common goals.” 

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Price: Free – RSVP required at https://forms.office.com/r/r011NTnz9z
Kris Stepenuck, Ph.D., Extension Associate Professor,
Rubenstein School “Sharing indigenous knowledge through
watershed education.”
Katherine Elmer, M.S. NB-HWC, Plant & Soil Science and the Osher Center for Integrative Health “Service-learning and first- year student experiences in collaboration with Abenaki plant medicine keepers”
Jess Rubin, M. Env Sc and M. S., Myco-Phytoremediation Research Technician Plant & Soil Science “Restoring Multi- Functional Riparian Forest Buffers with Abenaki plant medicine tenders towards rematriation at Shelburne Farms.”
John Crock, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology “The role of public archaeology in demonstrating 12,500 years of indigenous heritage in Vermont”
Sherwood Smith, Ed.D., Senior Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence and Faculty Engagement
“The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive has worked with the Abenaki on two major events. INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY EVENT: UVM hosts an annual event sponsored by the Office
of the Vice Provost for DEI. SUMMER HAPPENINGS: A partnership between UVM and the Abenaki in Swanton, VT was created in 1983 to assist a historically marginalized population, the Abenaki, with gaining access to higher education. This Program was halted during COVID and has not restarted at the tribe’s request.”
– Sherwood Smith 
Please contact the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office with questions. (802) 656-3166 | [email protected]


April 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
https://go.uvm.edu/ highlightingabenaki


The University of Vermont
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Silver Maple Ballroom – Davis Center
590 Main St
Burlington, VT 05405 United States
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