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APTN Investigates: Abenaki in Quebec allege tribes recognized in Vermont are committing cultural identity theft

One reality: Vermont recognized Abenaki work hard to preserve language, share culture, and even have food banks for the less fortunate. Another possible reality: they have used claims of indigeneity to obtain hundreds of thousands… Read More »APTN Investigates: Abenaki in Quebec allege tribes recognized in Vermont are committing cultural identity theft

Vermont Public: Why are Abenaki Nations challenging the legitimacy of Vermont’s state-recognized tribes?

“Mississquoi, Elnu, Koasek and Nulhegan also asked the Vermont Legislature that some of the federal recognition criteria not be included in the state recognition process. The Legislature obliged. “For starters, the groups didn’t want genealogy… Read More »Vermont Public: Why are Abenaki Nations challenging the legitimacy of Vermont’s state-recognized tribes?