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  •  Finding these gives me a chance to learn a lot of (10+ / 0-)

    things. I didn't even realize there were tribes in Vermont.

    It is exhilarating to fight for what you believe alongside people who care passionately about the same things. --Rep. Barney Frank

    by Oke on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 09:17:14 PM PST

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    •  There are Abenaki and Mohack and some (9+ / 0-)

      Massachusetts tribes.

      When I first moved to Vermont, an old native Vermonter told me that Vermont had been a battleground between the Mohawks and the Abenaki, and that natives tended not to live here in great numbers. However there are Abenaki settlements all over the state, so I'm not so sure about that source.

      There's an interesting community called Sun Ray in Vermont. The leader is a seventh generation black Cherokee medicine woman, and is acknowledged by Tibetans as a lama. This unusual individual heads the community, which honors many of her Cherokee traditions.

      One marvelous accomplishment has been her conducting an annual Elder's Gathering of elders of indigenous peoples from all over the world. I have had the privilege of attending for two years, and have had some amazing experiences, as had my son.

      Members of Vermont tribes attended, as did tribe members from across the North and South Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mideast, and Asia. Dozens of peoples were represented, and some beautiful rituals were performed. It was a very repectful, peaceful gathering.

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      by 4Freedom on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 09:56:03 PM PST

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