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Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, Vermont, New Hampshire, Quebec

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Last modified: 2019-08-22 by rick wyatt
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[Abenaki, Nulhegan Band flag] image by Ivan Sache, 4 July 2019



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The Band

The Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation is a state-recognized tribe of Abenaki people from Vermont. They are also called the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe or simply, Nulhegan.

We are the Nulhegan Tribe; the Memphremagog Band; the Northern Cowasuk Indians. We have lived here, in the St. Francis, Nulhegan, Memphremagog, Passumpsic, and Upper Connecticut Basins of Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, from time beyond memory. Our memories and oral history tell about when the old ones were faced with the decision to stay or travel west to the Great Lakes. Some made the journey and some stayed here in N'dakinna (our land). Our oral history tells of the wars and the hardships of survival and acceptance in the centuries after. Our presence here has not always been wanted, warranted, or even admitted. Memories and stories of eugenics and ethnic cleansing in the 19th and 20th centuries brought animosity and distrust that still manifests itself today.

Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe is recognized on April 22, 2011.
854. Recognition of Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki NationThe Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation has filed an application for tribal recognition with the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs and has complied with the recognition requirements contained in subdivisions 853(c)(1)-(9) of this title and is hereby recognized by the State of Vermont as a Native American Indian tribe. (Added 2011, No. 8, 1, eff. April 22, 2011.)
https://abenakitribe.org/, Official website
Ivan Sache, 4 July 2019


The Flag

The flag is horizontally striped yellow, blue, green, with a red turtle centered.
Vanja Poposki, 13 July 2012