On a proud day in May of 2006, Vermont’s Abenaki tribe finally gained official recognition from the state of Vermont.
The difficult journey to get to that point has been chronicled in a new video production called Against the Darkness , which debuts later today at Johnson State College.
Fred Wiseman produced the film. Wiseman is Abenaki and is a professor in Johnson State’s Humanities Department.
He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb and says at first, a video history of the tribe was not even intended, but the project became what it is now after morphing through several stages.