Native American Heritage Month Series: Stories & Conversation w/ Chief Eugene Rich

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with different UVM Learning Communities!

Come learn about the history of this area through an informal conversation about Abenaki in Vermont with Chief Eugene Rich of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi.

Abenaki Nation at Missisquoi is a Native American Tribe and First Nation located in Swanton, Vermont. The Abenaki Nation at Missisquoi mission is to engage in efforts which will promote and sustain a strong, healthy, and united community for the members of the Abenaki Nation. It is further our purpose to improve the quality of life for the tribal members we serve by identifying, addressing, and working to decrease gaps in service and treatment across the spectrums of health, human, and social services. The organization offers Archive & Genealogy resources, Department of Labor: Workforce Investment Opportunities, Adult Basic Education (Outreach Site), Victim Advocacy (Outreach site for Voices Against Violence), Title VII Indian Education, Circle of Courage youth programs, Community Development, and a food shelf serving any local families in need.