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NHPR: Review of genealogies, other records fails to support local leaders’ claims of Abenaki ancestry

    Leaders of the tribal government at Odanak First Nation have also called out the Nulhegan Band’s chief, Don Stevens, as falsely claiming Abenaki heritage.

    Two detailed genealogies of Stevens’ family provided to NHPR show no Abenaki ancestry, including one by Quebec genealogist Ritchot.

    Stevens continued: “No one has the right to say I am not Abenaki when the law says otherwise. To do so is to ignore the law. . . “

    Read more at New Hampshire Public Radio.

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