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Film Showing: The Dawn of Abenaki Recognition with Lina Longtoe

When: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Tiny Theatre (Main St. Poultney)

Filmed, produced and edited by Abenaki Filmmaker Lina Longtoe, of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe. Film will be followed by a Q&A session with Lina Longtoe.

About the film: A year before Vermont entered the Union, the state government took the stance that it's indigenous people were now extinct. Ever since, the Abenaki have endured centuries of oppression and institutionalized violence, forcing many families into hiding. Come the 1970s, Chief Homer St. Francis of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi St. Francis/Sokoki Band, began the long fight for the Recognition of his people. Many would not live to see Recognition come to fruition at last in 2011 and 2012, after many years of testimonies, cyber attacks and slander. Join the four bands of the Vermont Indigenous Alliance on their journey as they literally fight for their right to self identify and to sell their crafts as Native American made.

Admittance is free.

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