Abenaki Nation Conference Room Tribal Office, Swanton March 14, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 pm AGENDA 6:30 Call Meeting to Order Public Comments 6:35 Review of January Board Meeting Minutes 6:40 DOL Report 6:50 Old Business Payment of Derry NH property taxes 7:00 […]
I’d like to give a big “Wliwni” ( Thank you) to Chief Don Stevens, of the Nulhegah tribe. He generously extended an invitation to the Missisquoi tribe to attend the Snow Snake Games that he hosted today at the Derby Line Town Office. Several members […]
Our online store is now open we have unique pieces of jewelry a few bumper stickers and a couple 12″ drums but we will be restocking inventory very soon but please feel free to check out the shop and forward any suggestions. If there is something you would like to see us sell from crafted items to memorabilia.
Tribal Council and Maquam Board of Directors Joint Meeting Tribal Office, Swanton February 21, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 pm AGENDA 6:00 Call Meeting to Order Public Comments 6:05 Approval of January Board Meeting Minutes – Tribal Council 6:10 Approval of January […]
Tuesday, February 12th – Art Journaling Group at 6PM at Bees on Broadway Friday,February 15th – Entrepreneur’s Breakfast at 9AM at Cody’s Café Thursday, February 21st – Writers’ Group Meeting at 6PM at the Library Monday, March 4th – SAC Board Meeting & Update Friday, […]
SWANTON ARTS COUNCIL Entrepreneur’s Breakfast Group starting in Swanton! Join in on the excitement with the initial meeting on Friday, February 15th at Cody’s Café at 9AM. This group is for anyone who owns a business or hopes to own one someday soon. Questions? Contact […]
DECEMBER 2018 MINUTES
Present for the meeting: Morgan Lamphere, Lester Lampman, John Vincelette, Jason Churchill, Brian Barrett, and Chief Rich. Absent: Lance Lampman ( Medical reasons )
Guests: Jeannie Bartlett( Franklin County Natural Resources) Adam Noel,Cody Hemenway & Louise Larevee
1805 hrs: Meeting called to order
Minutes for the November meeting not available to be approved.
DOL : No report provided.
Jeannie Bartlett, Franklin County Conservation District Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office. She addressed issues from Selling trees to Youth education. We advised that we would help spread the word about her services and that we may be able to assist with getting the word out and order some trees in the spring.
David Massell at the “The Water Between” conference in April. Information to be passed on to Morgan Lamphere to look into.
Discussion concerning the garage as public storage space. After discussion, it was decided that it would be more headache than we would like to undertake at this time. Chief Rich made a motion of putting the use of the garage on hold, for now, was put to a vote. Nobody opposed.
Who will fill the vacant secretary position and be responsible for minutes? No volunteers. Will bring it up again in January.
Adam Noel, Maquam Representative, provided a monthly update. Well presented. No questions from the Tribal Council.
The tribal council brought up the issue of forming committees to be used for events. Such as Donations committee and Grants Committee. More to follow on those topics.
Chief Rich brought up the topic of an event to be centered around the Summer Solstice. June 20th, in the Swanton Park from 1600 hours until 2000 hours. This will satisfy the requirements of the STOP grant since all services will be invited to attend. Such as Voices Against Violence. The event went to vote. Nobody opposed.
Shane Vincelette was present to discuss the topic of Tribal Security. Mr. Vincelette discussed a plan to implement a security committee. He was advised to lay out a formal plan and to present it at the next Tribal Council meeting. He has been named interim Head of Security. The event went to vote. Nobody opposed.
Chief Rich brought up the topic of Tribal Clergymen. Numerous Tribial Council members expressed interest. The event went to vote. Nobody opposed. At the close of the meeting John Vincelette, Shane Vincelette, Morgan Lamphere, Janson Churchill, Louise Laravee and Chief Rich were authorized as Missisquoi Abenaki Nation Tribal Clergy.
Ruth Moore, requested the use of Brunswick Springs for a woman’s Healing Event to be held on August 9 – 11 in 2019 Event went to vote. Nobody opposed. Chief Rich sent a letter of support to Ms. Moore.
Meeting closed by Chief Rich at 2100 hours.
Maquam Bay of Missisquoi Board of Directors Abenaki Nation Conference Room Tribal Office, Swanton January 10, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 pm AGENDA 6:30 Call Meeting to Order 6:35 Public Comments regarding current and future agendas 6:40 Approval of November Board Meeting Minutes 6:45 Approval of […]
We are asking you to fill out this quick survey to see what interested you.
This survey will run until March 2nd and with determining our top ten.
We will then ask you to vote for the top three which we will try to move forward to offer.
Please feel free to select as many options as you’d like.
What would you like to see the tribe offer?
- Animal Tracking (4%, 15 Votes)
- Basketry and Crafts (6%, 23 Votes)
- Camping (2%, 8 Votes)
- Canoeing (2%, 7 Votes)
- Ceremony (7%, 25 Votes)
- Community Gardening (4%, 15 Votes)
- Freshwater Fishing (2%, 7 Votes)
- Hand Drum Making (5%, 19 Votes)
- Hiking (1%, 5 Votes)
- Historical Research (family / community) (7%, 26 Votes)
- Map & Compass ( land navigation) (1%, 4 Votes)
- Medicinal & Edible Plant Knowledge (8%, 29 Votes)
- Native Film & Discussion (3%, 11 Votes)
- Native Language ( Abenaki / Wobanaki) (9%, 34 Votes)
- Nutrition & Meal Planning (2%, 8 Votes)
- Outdoor Survival (3%, 13 Votes)
- Story Telling & spoken word (6%, 24 Votes)
- Traditional Indigenous Gardening (4%, 16 Votes)
- Traditional Singing ( Learning songs ) (5%, 19 Votes)
- Visits to Places of Historical Significance (6%, 22 Votes)
- Weaving and Fiber Art (4%, 16 Votes)
- Wilderness First Aid (2%, 9 Votes)
- Young Men & Boys Talking Circles (2%, 7 Votes)
- Young Women & Girls Circles (2%, 8 Votes)
- Youth Leadership (3%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 57