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    Abenaki Speaker Series: Chief Don Stevens

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    For spring semester 2021, CCV will be hosting an Abenaki speaker series on Zoom as part of our ongoing efforts to honor the Abenaki people, the original stewards of the land on which all CCV academic centers reside. It is through relationship, recognition, and education that we can best come to know and support one another. We are fortunate to have three accomplished presenters as our guide to illuminate the story of the Abenaki people and Vermont’s Native American heritage. All sessions will be over Zoom. Each presentation will last for 35-40 minutes followed by a 20-25 minute question and answer period.
     
    Thursday, March 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Speaker: Chief Don Stevens

    Topics: History of Abenaki in Vermont, Sovereignty, and Recognition


    Don Stevens is Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation is an award-winning leader, businessman, writer, and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines, books, TV shows, and documentaries. Don was appointed to the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs by Governor Douglas in 2006 for two terms where he served as Chair. He led the fight to obtain legal recognition for the Abenaki People in Vermont. He was able to acquire tribal land for the Nulhegan Tribe which had been absent for over 200 years. He has over 26 years of experience in successfully developing Information Technology, Logistics, and Manufacturing strategies for multi-million dollar companies. He proudly served in the US Army and graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Computer Information Systems. 

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