Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation
The Koasek Abenaki is an autonomous band of Abenaki families of what is now called the Western Abenaki Tribes, which the State of Vermont has recognized. The Koasek Abenaki people are the native inhabitants of central and northwest New Hampshire and northeast and central Vermont.
Active water campaigns that need your help
Bringing back the historical and traditional agriculture and cultivators of the Abenaki Nation in central and northern New Hampshire and Vermont.
Visit our history page and explore the various pages on the right. The first link you will find validates our tribe in Vermont!
What the Kids have been up to! Cadyn & her Grandfather playing guitar Playing instruments and making music has been in the…
Introducing Nick Pearie As a special note, the Children;s Garden and Plant Program received a $73 donation at the 2017 Heritage Celebration….
Garden of Renewal SAGAKWA is a garden consisting of the rare and remarkable Abenaki crop varieties; such as Koasek corn and Algonquin…
White Pine Association
The White Pine Association (WPA) is the non-profit serving the Koasek of the Koas.
The White Pine Association is a not-for-profit organization located in the heart of Koasek historic territory. The Association is dedicated to preserving the history, culture, and languages of the Abenaki people and assisting the Koasek and other historic bands of the Abenaki Nation in their mission of preservation, education, health, and healing.
The White Pine is made up of Native and Non-Natives of the Abenaki Nation who are members of the community of Wells River, Newbury, Haverhill, NH, or have a commitment to the region and the mission of the White Pine Association.
The White Pine has successfully established a language program of the endangered Abenaki language and is freely giving the language back to the enrolled citizens of the Koasek, Missisquoi/Sokoki St. Francis band, Nulhegan Band, and El Nu Tribe via a website; hosting audio files and pdf files of the dictionary of the Stephen Laurent and Jesuit Aubrey translation of the Abenaki Language.
We are continuing the language preservation mission to host language immersion programs eventually.
Our Latest Success Story
The White Pine Association is also re-establishing our ancient flint corn, which was gifted back to us in 2006 by Charlie and Sarah Calley.
This amazing corn was grown by the Abenaki in the Koas Meadows on both sides of the CT river in the areas now known as Newbury, Vermont, and Haverhill, New Hampshire.
The White Pine Association is presently supporting The Sagakwa Seeds of Renewal Garden.
Toildrop association to promote sustainable woodworking and craft.
It is designed so that both educators and parents alike can use it to stimulate discussion and promote a better understanding of the Native Americans who have lived here for thousands of years. Discussion questions are included at the end of each section. Abenaki words are set in italics and can be found in the Glossary along with a list of Suggested Resources. It is hoped that many of the common misconceptions about the Abenaki people will be clarified by providing this information. Reading about our unique history will help the students of the Koas Meadows region gain knowledge of their own history and instill a sense of pride in their unique and culturally diverse heritage. We hope this booklet provides insight into the origins of our families and the history of the Koas Meadows. Most importantly, our message to you is that our community is strong and unique from the history of Koas to you today. It is not just the beautiful meadows or the amazing mountains that make this a special place; it is the community of people who live here.