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Exploring Our Cultural Waters

Exploring Our Cultural Waters is a collaborative project between the Missisquoi River Basin Association and Peregrine Productions, LLC to produce educational videos revolving around the history and relationship between the Missisquoi River and Abenaki culture, told through vignettes of local Abenaki community members, historians, and archeologists.


Through this project, two complete videos were produced including Waters of Our Homeland, which brings together interviews of Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi citizens about their relationship with the Missisquoi River, and a second documentary Traveling Through Time on the Missisquoi Delta, which involves an interview with Vermont State Archeologist, Jess Robinson, discussing the geological and archaeological history of the Missisquoi River Delta. The goal of this project is to enhance public awareness and knowledge of the historical, archaeological, and cultural significance of the Abenaki people and their relationship with the Missisquoi River through the creation and sharing of these videos.


Please enjoy the films below!

Waters of Our Homeland

Thank you to Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation and 2022-2023 Interim Chief Joanne Crawford of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi for their expertise in the making of Waters of Our Homeland.

Traveling Through Time on the Missisquoi Delta

Special Thanks

These films would not have been made if not for the time volunteered by video participants, and especially not been possible without the sharing of experiences, knowledge, history, and more from members of the local Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi and Nulhegan Band of Coosuk Abenaki Nation. We want to thank those who were able to participate in the making of these films and encourage people to explore how they can support our local tribes. You can find more information on both tribes, and how to support them by visiting their websites below. Thank you!

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 Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi


Nulhegan Band of Coosuk Abenaki Nation

This project was created in collaboration with the skills of Vince Franke of Peregrine Productions LLC. We want to thank Vince for his interviewing skills, his perseverance, and for his incredible ability to knit together a story. 

Learn more about Vince, his other works, and more on his website at

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Project Sponsors

This project was financially supported by the following Partners:

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This project was funded by an agreement P22AC02055-00 awarded by the United States

National Park Service (NPS) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.

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