Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks!
Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Rain Date Sunday, October 10, 2021)
Town of Stowe Stowe Events Fields, Weeks Hill Rd.
Stowe Vibrancy will celebrate the second Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Stowe. It promises to be day long event of culture, education, and music, including blessings by Chief of the Abenaki Nation, Abenaki drummers, Native American singers, authors and storytellers, vendors and artisans. Read here for more details.
As the day winds down the rock performances begin at 3:30 pm. Purchase tickets for the concert here.
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors and partners, the generous contributions of our 2020 donors, the incomparable Joanne Shenandoah, members of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, musicians and performers, and you the attendees of this event.
Fire Keepers (Gifts of $1000+)
Allies (Gifts of $500 – $1000)
Friends (Gifts up to $500)
Jesse Bowman Bruchac, is a Nulhegan Abenaki citizen, traditional storyteller, musician, and Abenaki language instructor. As one of the last fluent speakers of Western Abenaki, he works vigorously to revitalize the language and culture. His efforts have led to the creation of a Western Abenaki website, Youtube channel, Facebook group, and a number of bilingual publications.
As a musician he has produced several albums of Abenaki music, including traditional drum, rattle and flute. He has opened for The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and performed at Woodstock ’94. He won the Best Storyteller Competition at Indian Summer in Milwaukee in 1995. Jesse has also acted as consultant, translator, composer, and language coach for programs on AMC, National Geographic, and PBS.
Jesse began learning stories, songs, and language as a child from elders and his father Joseph. He has traveled throughout the United States visiting schools and universities to share Northeastern Native American traditional stories, music, language, history and culture for over two decades. He continues to learn and teach the language, including at the University of Southern Maine.