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Nov. 11, at Saint Anselm’s Jean Student Center: Indigenous Peoples and the Merrimack River

Now on display as part of the traveling exhibition “Nebizun: Water is Life”, curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan. Painting by Francine Poitras Jones, Abenaki Nulhegan tribe.

GOFFSTOWN, NH– Whether we realize it or not, the Merrimack River – silently and forcefully – runs through our entire lives far beyond the water we drink. What did rivers and wetlands mean to the Abenakis and what is their cultural significance today? What do the archaeological records tell us about the importance of rivers to Native Americans?

Learn about Indigenous life on and around the lands where Saint Anselme College now stands, and the past and present realities of Indigenous life in N’Dakinna, the homeland of the Western Abenaki where we now live and work.

Join us on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jean Student Center at Saint Anselm College for more on “Indigenous Peoples and the Merrimack River,” presented by Sherry Gould, Registered Member and Tribal Genealogist of the Nulhegan Band of Coosuk Abenaki and co-founder of Nulhegan’s Abenaki Trails Project, and Dr. Robert Goodby, Professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University.

This event is part of the Gregory J. Grappone ’04 Humanities Institute series BIG THOUGHT: A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Goffstown Public Library, with funding from the Rotary Club of Goffstown.