Abenaki Life & History from an Indigenous Perspective
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About the Event
The February lecture features Paul and Denise Pouliot, who will discuss the myths, misconceptions, food-ways, lifeways, and history of an acculturated and assimilated Indigenous People, and offer a contemporary analysis of being a descendant of those ancient People. The Pouliots will address important background information from paleo times up to colonial contact, ending with the consequences of colonial encroachment and violence that led to King Philip’s War, which had a major impact on colonial Dover.
Paul W. Pouliot has been the Sag8mo (Chief Speaker) for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook and Abenaki People. Paul is an Indigenous historian, lecturer, and a founding member of the New Hampshire Commission of Native American Affairs. Paul also serves as President of COWASS North America and the Abenaki Nation of Vermont since 1990.
Denise K. Pouliot is the Sag8moskwa (Female Head Speaker) for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook and Abenaki People. She serves as Treasurer of COWASS North America and the Abenaki Nation of Vermont since 1990. Denise also serves on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs, the DOJ Violence Against Women Act Steering Committee, and NH Public Health Association.
They both serve as Federal BOP Religious Advisors and founding members of the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collectiive, also serving as Affiliate Faculty members of the UNH Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor. On top of all that, they also both serve on the Race & Equality in NH Advisory Panel and the Hanna Dustin (Unity Park N’Dakinna) Park Advisory Committee.