Chief Don Stevens will offer a two to three hours presentation including an open dialogue of questions and answers. He will provide a factual account of the Nulhegan Abenaki's successful struggle to reclaim the land of the ancestors. To familiarize tourists and residents of NH and Vermont with the challenges faced by the local indigenous people and how those obstacles are still being dealt with today.
Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation is an award-winning leader, businessman, writer, and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines, books, TV shows, and documentaries.
Don was appointed to the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs by Governor Douglas in 2006 for two terms where he served as Chair. He helped lead the fight to obtain legal recognition for the Abenaki People in Vermont. Don was able to acquire tribal land for the Nulhegan Tribe which had been absent for over 200 years.
Don has over 26 years of experience in successfully developing Information Technology, Logistics, and Manufacturing strategies for multi-million dollar companies. He proudly served in the US Army and graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Don currently serves on many State Boards and Advisory Panels including the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Advisory Panel and the Attorney General’s Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel to name a few.
Costs: $15 for Members, $20 for Non-Members
Please call to reserve your place for this event.