Join Abenaki Arts & Education Center educators for a full-day workshop on August 4, 2023, in Warner, NH. 10 am to 4 pm.
Interactive, media-rich content will be used to expose/introduce teachers to 12,000 years of Abenaki history with 21st-century civic engagement. Participants will pursue a deeper understanding of the region’s diversity through the voices of the American Abenaki people.
From Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River Valley to the Merrimack River watershed, the life-bringing waters of N’Dakinna (Abenaki for “Our Homeland”) were our earliest highways for travel. Presenters will illustrate the Abenaki relationship to water, awareness of water as a fundamental element necessary for all life, and concern that pollution of water can change our traditional lifeways and the health of all our relations, human and animal.
Suggested $35 Materials fee. Pay what you can and consider an additional donation to help another teacher attend.
This program is a partnership between Abenaki Arts & Education Center and Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and supported in part by New Hampshire Humanities, Vermont Humanities, and Vermont Arts Council. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of Vermont Humanities or Vermont Arts Council.
Verbal Description: Painting of two Native American people paddling a birch bark canoe on an expansive waterway. Land mass with trees in the background. Text says “Nebizun Water is Life Teach-In. Warner, NH. August 4, 10 am – 4 pm.
Graphic also includes logos for the co-hosts and supporting organizations.