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February 3, 2021
House Chamber, Vermont State House
Using drum, flute, rattle, and vocals, father and son storytellers and musicians Joseph and Jesse Bruchac of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation will address the continued presence and vibrant cultural heritage of the Wabanaki Nations of Ndakinna, with special emphasis on the years of the Vermont Eugenics project and the long struggle for government recognition
Dr. Joseph Bruchac Is an internationally known storyteller, writer, and musician with over 170 books in print, including many titles focusing on Wabanaki history and culture.
Jesse Bruchac is a fluent speaker of the Abenaki language and has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a musician and traditional storyteller. Author of several bilingual books and also an extensive dictionary of the Abenaki language, He has worked as a translator and language coach for a number of television and film projects, including the PBS series Jamestown and the National Geographic movie Saints and Strangers.
Underwriter: Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Series Underwriter: Peter A. Gilbert Endowment Fund
Photo by Eric Jenks