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Nebizun: Water is Life Gallery Talk with Vera Longtoe Sheehan

December 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

image of art from exhibit, water with wildlife and human figure

Saturday, December 10, 1:00pm

In-Person Event

Nebizun is the Abenaki word for medicine and the root word Nebi is the Abenaki word for water. Nebizun: Water is Life is a powerful traveling exhibit that brings together artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions. It illustrates the Abenaki relationship to water, their awareness of water as a fundamental element necessary for all life, and their concern that water pollution can change traditional lifeways and the health of all beings.
This gallery talk is with the Exhibit Curator and founding Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association Vera Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu Abenaki). An educator, artist, and activist who has lectured and exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally, Vera serves as an Executive Board Member for the Vermont Humanities Council, on the Vermont Arts Council’s IDEA Committee, and is a core member of the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont. She formerly worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Her curatorial work reflects her deep knowledge of Indigenous history and culture in the northeast.
Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Please visit our website to register via Eventbrite. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]. This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated.
Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. This exhibit will be on display at IAIS through April 2023 

Price of Participation

This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated.


December 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Insitute for American Indian Studies
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Washington, CT 06793 United States
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