Contact: Jennifer Jang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where and when: IDX Fireside Lounge, noon
“Walking in Two Worlds: Abenaki Identity Through the Centuries”
Facilitated discussion by Melody Walker Brook
Native people occupy a unique cultural space and as is said of Native people in general, they walk in two worlds. How does one navigate between distinctive cultural values and contemporary society? Identity is the most salient and important aspect of the ways in which human beings walk through the world and in terms of the Abenaki experience has been a major debate in the political realm for decades. What makes us who we are? What does it mean to be a person?