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Penibagosek – “When it is October”  (pronounced peh nee BAH goo seck)

It has been said that when Space is overlaid with Culture, it creates Place. There are many concurrent stories embedded in the Land, and every Place is different. Although the stories of each Place still speak their truths, they may not be heard clearly outside of the cultural context that enlivened them. We will explore what it means to listen to the Land and Water, and to build a reciprocal relationship with this Place, Wantastegok. 

If you are curious about the Elnu Abenaki’s connection to Wantastegok (Brattleboro) and a tiny piece of land at the mouth of the West River, this is the event for you. We will learn about the rich history of this place and the people who have lived here for thousands of years.

Trip Leaders:

• Rich Holschuh, Director, Atowi Project
• Pieter van Loon, Lead Forester, Vermont Land Trust

What to expect:

This event will include a half-mile walk to and around the property. Terrain is generally gentle, but there are short sections of moderate slope and loose gravel. If you need vehicular access to the site, please let us know in advance. We will be walking or standing the whole time.

This event is free and part of our Annual Celebration event series.

Health Statement

This event will be hosted outdoors with physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required for participants who are unvaccinated, and optional for those who are vaccinated.

Given the nature of these tours in this moment, it may be difficult for speakers to project their voices adequately and for each participant to hear or see clearly with physical distancing in place. We will do our best and ask for your understanding. Other precautions may be required based on State and CDC guidance.

Please contact Pieter van Loon (pieter@vlt.org) with questions and accommodation requests.

The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. 

Vermont Land Trust
(802) 262-1204
Brattleboro, VT