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Indigenous Vermont Identity: The Political and Social Science of Ethnic Renweal

Feb 5, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

A wealth of new information was discovered in the 2009-2012 period by Vermont Indigenous Communities in their efforts to secure Vermont State Recognition. This information has revolutionized our view of Indigenous Vermont history and ethnicity. It has also led to many communities moving past a more generalized, "Pan-Indian" view of themselves and a desire to use their own newly documented culture history as a basis of ethnic renewal.

The Haven Project, developed in 2010 to archive, organize and interpret this information has been working with these communities in this emerging field of ethnic engineering. Haven's Director, Professor Fred Wiseman and his colleague Melody Brook, will share some of the first fruits of this endeavor. The lecture will be accompanied by slide and video of these successes.

Price: Free admission!

For more information, contact Center for Cultural Pluralism at 802-656-8833 or

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