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*DIGITAL* We are the Land: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Abenaki Sovereignty
Although four bands of the Abenaki were recognized by the state of Vermont ten years ago, the bands continue to face challenges. Bryan Blanchette and Melody Walker Mackin discuss the historical ramifications of colonialism, contrast the traditional Abenaki connection to the land with contemporary ideas, and consider ideas on reciprocity and reconciliation.Register for this free talk
About Bryan Blanchette and Melody Walker Mackin
Bryan Blanchette is an Abenaki artist who brings 10,000-year-old traditions of music and performance into a 21st century setting. Melody Walker Mackin is a graduate of the University of Vermont for both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in History. She is an educator, activist, and artist. She is a citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Band of Vermont and her work has focused on concepts of personhood.
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Image courtesy of Vermont Abenaki Artists Association.
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