The College Brook Ravine Abenaki trails and bridge markers were installed in October 2022, before Indigenous People’s Day weekend in Durham, NH. For the last three years (2019-2022) members of INHCC and tribal leaders of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People worked with the University of New Hampshire to realize this project. The project was completed with the help of a grant from the American Council for Learned Societies through the Center for the Humanities (UNH), titled “BIPOC Monumentality in New Hampshire.” The Center for the Humanities is hosting an informational webpage about the trails on campus.
Below is a YouTube video version of a video tour of the trails and markers made for a UNH Instagram account takeover on October 11, 2022. This version for INHCC was produced and narrated by Riley Kavanagh ’23 and Pat Hussey ’24 (UNH).
For additional information, please see:
- “Pathways to Paying Tribute: Campus trails and bridges named to honor Abenaki Heritage” by Keith Testa in UNH Today, October 4, 2022.
- “Durham Honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day” by Sarah Donovan in The New Hampshire, November 7, 2022.