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Nebizun Celebration & Curator Talk
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
All are welcome to a special celebration and curator talk for Nebizun: Water is Life, a multimedia exhibit that explores the Abenaki relationship to water. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Abenaki Arts & Education Center.
The event will begin with an Abenaki welcome, followed by a greeting song by Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan, the Elnu Abenaki Tribe’s Chief. Curator Vera Longtoe Sheehan will discuss the exhibit. Food and drink will be served outdoors.
Vera Longtoe Sheehan is an artist, educator, and activist who has lectured and exhibited her work nationally and internationally. For over twenty-five years, she has combined her Indigenous heritage, her knowledge of regional history, and her passion for artistic creation to offer programs for schools and museums. She is a museum educator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and the founder of the Abenaki Arts & Education Center. Her twined bags, baskets and textiles reside in museums and private collections and can be seen in films and literature.