Scott signs bill recognizing Abenaki fishing, hunting rights

Abenaki Totem to be Placed in Swanton Village Green

dick menard totem swanton abenaki

On Monday, the Swanton Village Trustees approved the installation of an Abenaki totem pole in the village green, with one dissenting vote.
Richard Menard, Chief of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, made the request

This totem pole is located at the Swanton Elementary School. 




Our volunteers prepared the food boxes with a turkey and all the fixings. We also provided 100 kids with Christmas gifts. Thank you to everyone that helped make this Holiday Season very special for many children. The support is so heart warming. Merry Christmas to all and A Happy New Year!

We were able to join the Christmas Parade with Santa that went through Swanton and Highgate. 

Christmas 2018 and 2019 Gathering- Visit with Santa!

Voyager Canoe Event Aug. 28 2021

Our event was a success!!

Our 25′ voyager canoe launched in the Missisquoi River with ease. Thank you Circle of Courage for drumming, beautiful artistry from our own local Chief, good free food (Butch the cook) , stories of the ancient  history by Louise Larivee-Lampman, music by Morgan Lamphere and Carollee Reynolds, Tribal and Maquam Bay Board volunteers. Caring Communities for setting up a both for outreach and Northern Forest Canoe Trail volunteers for giving us paddling lessons while being the leaders of the canoe while in the water. We also were able to get Chief Richard Menard in the canoe for a paddle up the river. 


Thank you to everyone it was a great success and we hope to be able to provide the same event in 2022!!