Abenaki Cuisine Demonstration

August 11, Thursday 7 p.m.

Chef Jessee Lawyer presents an online demonstration of Abenaki cooking. While he prepares a meal that incorporates wild game and other wild ingredients, Lawyer discusses traditional and contemporary Abenaki cuisine.

Lawyer is the head chef at Sweetwaters in Burlington, Vermont. As a culinary artist, he creates indigenous specialties using Wabanaki ingredients. Lawyer descends from a long line of Indigenous artists. He continues his family tradition as one of the last two Native families in the Northeast that make miniature horsetail coiled baskets. He also hand-carves traditional soapstone pipes and contemporary soapstone sculptures. He draws inspiration from his father, who taught him how to carve. 

This event is presented in connection with Nebizun: Water Is Life, an exhibit of artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions.


View the recording of this event here