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    Abenaki Speaker Series: Melody Walker Brook

    Thursday, April 15, 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, April 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Speaker: Melody Walker Brook

    Topics: Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Healing and the Path Forward

    Melody Walker Brook is an Abenaki educator, activist, and artist. She is a citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Band and has previously served as the vice chair and chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. She received her master's degree in history from the University of Vermont. She has been an adjunct professor at both Champlain College and Johnson State College where she taught Native American History and Culture, Abenakis and Their Neighbors, and Native American Spirituality. Within her community, Melody has focused on cultural revitalization and concepts of personhood. She is a fingerweaver, beadworker, traditional tattoo artist, and interprets belts. Melody lives in Barre, Vermont. 

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.

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