Class 1 – Introduction – Who are the Abenaki. A Kwai welcome from Chief Paul Gwilawato Bunnell. He performs a short smudging ceremony and explains the steps. Then he gives a short history of the Dawnland Peoples along with the formation of our tribal government. Maps are shared of the North East displaying all the tribes and territories of Wabanaki Land. The 30-minute class ends with the students drawing an animal and act it out to their parents to have them guess what it is. Then, the parents think of an animal and try to sign language it to their child to guess what it is.
Then the class ends with questions and answers.