On July 7, 2023, the US Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland visited the Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge for a discussion around conservation of the land, water and cultural heritage. She met with Chief Joanne Crawford of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi and several folks from the VT Department of Fish and Wildlife. Secretary Haaland is the first Native American to ever serve as a cabinet secretary in US history.
Check out this lovely article by the St. Albans Messenger about our Beading Event that took place on June 20th!
Beading Event Article!
Due to unsettled weather on Saturday, the dedication will be at the Swanton Public Library at the same time 11:00 am. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the celebration.
Please join us to honor this amazing Chief!