Category: Abenaki Homeschool

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TIPI Tales

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The Creation Story| The Seven Sacred Laws

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Class Four: Abenaki Corn Husk Dolls

The same welcome and ceremony as Class 1 alongside a YouTube video shared by the Indigenous Family Literacy Circle on “How To Make Your Own Corn Husk Doll”

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Class Three: Regalia of the Woodlands-Jingle Dress Dance and Display & Women’s Hats

The same welcome and ceremony as Class 1. Koasek member Wawas mska ta – “Sacred Lily” of Vancouver, Washington is going to display dancing in her jingle dress.

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Class Two: Regalia of the Woodlands-Chief Hats

The same welcome and ceremony as Class 1. Then chief Paul displays his two chief’s hats and explains them. He then shows photos of the western style bonnets and explains them.
Then the class ends with questions and answers.

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Class One:Introduction

First Class-Introduction by Chief Paul
Koasek-Abenaki Home School
Kwai (Welcome) – By Chief Paul “Gwilawato” Bunnell (with Chiefs Hat)
Short Smudging Ceremony – Explain during
Who we are – We are the Abenaki, Peoples of the Dawnland. Traditional homeland is New England and Eastern Canada. We are part of the Woodland tribes and the Wabanaki Confederacy. Our Ancestors go back over 50,000 years and more.