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Atowi: Intersections of Culture, Language, Place, & Relationship with the Plant Nations from an Indigenous Perspective

February 9, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Atowi: Intersections of Culture, Language, Place, & Relationship with the Plant Nations from an Indigenous Perspective
Presented by Melody Mackin & Rich Holschuh
Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2021-22 Winter Presentation Series
February 9 | 6 – 7 pm | Free | Live via ZOOM
JOIN HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89045735802
If the presentation room is full, you can check out the recording afterwards at northbranchnaturecenter.org/presentations

Rich Holschuh and Melody Mackin of the Atowi Project will discuss the intersections between culture, language, place, and relationship with the plant nations from an Indigenous perspective.

About the Presenters:

Melody Mackin is a mom, educator, and artist. She works at the Atowi Project. She received her master’s degree in History from the University of Vermont in May 2011. Melody has taught at several institutions as an adjunct professor of history, such as Northern Virginia Community College, Champlain College, and Johnson State College. She has taught “Native American Worldview and Spirituality;” “Native American History and Culture;” and “Abenakis and Their Neighbors.” She gives lectures on a variety of topics, including Abenaki history, women’s issues, and Abenaki political history. Melody is also an Abenaki beadworker and fingerweaver.

Rich Holschuh is a resident of Wantastegok (Brattleboro, VT) and an independent historic and cultural researcher. He has served on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs and is a public liaison and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Elnu Abenaki, members of the contemporary Indigenous community. Rich is founder of the Atowi Project. His work draws upon indigenous history, linguistics, geography, and culture to share beneficial ways of seeing and being in relationship with place.

This program is made possible by our local sponsors:







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February 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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