Tribal Election - Voting Results!!

*Results reported: 2:58pm, November 12th, 2023.*


  • Brenda Gagne: 58
  • Chris LaFrance: 55


  • Brian "Butch" Barratt: 54
  • Jason Churchill: 39
  • Fellicia Cota: 52
  • Cody Hemenway: 60
  • Crystal Lampman: 49
  • John Lavoie: 70

Total Ballots: 116
-2 No Vote for Chief
-1 Void for Excessive Voting

Who We Are

It is the mission of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi to engage in efforts that will promote and sustain a strong, healthy, and united community for the members of the Abenaki Nation.

It is further our purpose to improve the quality of life for the tribal members we serve by identifying, addressing, and working to decrease gaps in service and treatment across the spectrums of health, human, and social services.

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Supporting our tribal members

Services Available

We're deeply committed to the well-being and development of our community members. Through a variety of essential services, we strive to uphold our rich heritage, foster health and education, and strengthen community bonds. 

  • Tribal Cards: Celebrating our identity and heritage.
  • Food Pantry: Ensuring food security, open three days a week.
  • COVID Vaccination & Health Clinics: Protecting our community’s health.
  • Hypertension & Diabetes Workshops:  Educational programs for managing and preventing health issues.
  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Assistance:  Offering vital support, resources and counseling services.
A Landmark Moment in Tribal History

State Recognition Achieved

On Monday, May 7th, 2012, Vermont Governor Shumlin signed into law tribal recognition for the St. Francis-Sokoki Band of the Abenaki Nation at Missisquoi. 

This historic act marked a significant milestone in the journey towards acknowledgment and respect for the Abenaki people. It opened new avenues for cultural preservation and legal rights, signaling a new era of recognition and empowerment for the tribe.

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Through the United Way of Northwest VT, we gift festive food baskets and presents for kids (16 and under) to nearly 1,000 families in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties during the holiday season.

Revitalizing rural Vermont, the Northern Border Regional Commission's $500,000 grant empowers the Abenaki project to transform an old trolley garage, enhancing the legacy of Maquam Bay of Missisquoi.

We are honored to receive this award for our back building project! Check out the article from the St. Albans Messenger about it!


Join us as we make beautiful and creative Holiday Centerpieces to enjoy this season!

A women's support group hosted at the Tribal Office HQ.

An event at the Tribal Office HQ for children to meet Santa and have hot chocolate and sweets!

This is the December Beading Class, hosted by Takara Hansell.

A free 8-week in-person class to help you learn the basics of controlling your high blood pressure through eating healthier, becoming more active, and more. Each participant will receive a free blood pressure monitor.

A four-part mindfulness series to help you head off holiday stress.

Beading lessons and fun times!

Join us on October 8, 2023, at Swanton Central School Cafeteria for a special meeting at 11:00am (doors open 10:30am) followed by a communal potluck Harvest Dinner at 12:00pm.

Experts, information, displays, and demos on heat pumps electric vehicles human-powered transportation incentive options and so much more!

This is a free health and vaccine clinic, hosted at the Tribal Office HQ by the VT Dept. of Health.

Food Pantry

Since 2015, the Abenaki Nation Food Pantry has been a vital resource for our Elders, children, and families, providing nutritious food to over 500 clients monthly. We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Come visit us!

Our pantry thrives on the generosity of donations, ensuring we can continue to serve our community's needs. If you'd like to contribute or place an order, just give us a call at (802) 868-6255 – we're here to help.

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