Project Description

Askwa n’daoldibna iodali: We Are Still Here

April 2 – December 31, 2021

Abenakis have lived in N’Dakinna (our homeland) since Gluskape fired his arrow into the ash tree and Alnobak (human beings) sprung from the ash tree. Over millennia, we developed scientific and technological innovations, art, and spiritual system that helped us survive and thrive from the ice age to the present day.

Despite our complex history of colonization, significant loss of cultural knowledge keepers due to colonial wars, disease, stolen lands, and forced sterilization, we are strong and resilient people.

We retain our cultural traditions, and our artists continue to make art inspired by our history and traditions. We are your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and classmates.

We have been in this region more than 12,000 years. We are still here.