Nebizun: Water is Life Exhibit

A new exhibit premieres in the Contempory Gallery of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Saturday, July 22nd. This exhibit was made possible by a Community Project Grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Nebizun (alternately spelled Nebizon) is the Abenaki word for medicine and the root word Nebi is the Abenaki word for water. The rivers and tributaries of N’Dakinna (our homeland) were our highways for traveling and the water itself is important to the species of fish and other wildlife that is necessary to our way of life. As stewards of the environment Native American people know the importance of having clean water. The Abenaki people know and understand the importance of water in everyday activities related to foodways and healing powers of water. Nebizun: Water is Life draws its inspiration from Native American Grandmothers who have been doing water walks to pray for the water, and the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

This exhibit is presented in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Abenaki Arts & Education Center.

More information is available at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum website.

Artwork: Water is Life by Francine Poitras Jones. Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe.

Event Details


Tuesday, October 31, 2023 10:00am


Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
18 Highlawn Road
Warner NH 03278

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Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

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