Education

Vermont Indigenous Celebration: Abenaki Singers - Interview with Abenakis Walker & Melody Brook - Abenaki Dancers, Takara Matthews & Josh Hunt 07/11/2009

Abenaki Singers - Traditional Wabanaki chants and songs accompanied by hand drum. Interview with Walker and Melody Brook - Dressed in 1609 period costume, Walker and Melody share their insights into being an Abenaki. Abenaki Dancers - Award winning Takara Matthews and Josh Hunt demonstrate some of the dances of a New England Pow-wow. This program is part of the Lake Champlain quadricentennial celebration.

Vermont Indigenous Celebration: Traditional Wabanaki Stories - ELNU Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan - Traditional Songs, Ed Johnston 07/10/2009

Traditional Wabanaki Story of the Lake creation as told by Roger Longtoe Sheehan. Interview with ELNU Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan on culture, history and future of Abenaki's. Traditional Songs - Ed Johnston sings accompanied by a hand drum and rattle. This program is part of the Lake Champlain quadricentennial celebration.

Vermont Indigenous Celebration: Opening Ceremony - Burton DeCarr, Abenaki Spiritual Leader - Circle of Courage Dancers 07/09/2009

Opening Ceremonies - Features presentations to the Abenaki Chiefs, Elders, and local guests. Interview with Burton DeCarr 'Spotted Eagle', Abenaki Spiritual Leader. Circle of Courage, Abenaki Youth Dancers - From the Swanton-Highgate area young Abenakis keep traditions alive with teacher/mentor Brenda Gagne. This program is part of the Lake Champlain quadricentennial celebration.

Conversation on Race - New Orleans Children of Katrina 07/09/2009

Essex, Vermont's Erin Oliver served in the 'Teach for America' Program in New Orleans after Katrina. She shares her insights and impressions of her experience.

Senator Bernie Sanders: Federal Support for Financial Literacy 07/01/2009

Sen. Bernie Sanders called for a new Financial Product Safety Commission to protect consumers from abusive lenders and also announced a $130,000 federal grant to improve financial literacy for young people in Vermont. Sanders was joined at the press conference in Burlington, Vt., by Joseph G. Bergeron, president of the Association of Vermont Credit Unions, which will work with local business leaders, educators and volunteers, to teach middle and high school students the importance of financial literacy.

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