We look at what affect state recognition of the Abenaki tribes might have on federal recognition, revisit the Maurice Sendak collection at Dartmouth and get a preview of the VPT series, "The Governors."
After years of fighting to be recognized, some members of the Abenaki Indian community have been officially acknowledged in Vermont.
Governor Peter Shumlin signed bills on Friday that grants state recognition to the Elnu Abenaki and the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki
Vermont Senate has unanimously approved legislation that’s designed to expand
state recognition to various Bands of the Abenaki Indian tribe. Supporters
of the bill say it will allow the Bands to take full advantage of a variety of
We broadcast live from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. Guests include David Hackett Fischer, author of Champlain’s Dream, and Mary Watzin, a lake researcher at UVM. And, we learn more about the indigenous celebration underway.
All this week we’ve been hearing
about Vermont women and the
contributions they’ve made to the history and the culture of our region. Today, we meet a young woman
who’s working to keep that culture alive and thriving. Melody Walker
is an artisan, historian, and member of the El-nu Abenaki tribe.
Abenaki scholar Fred Wiseman discusses the role Native Americans played in Lake Champlain’s discovery. Also, Burlington Free Press reporter Candy Page on hydro power, and we travel to Westminster for a town postcard.