Active British colonization began here on this day, Feb. 3, 1724 – and it continues.
From “Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895”, Mary Rogers Cabot, Brattleboro, VT: E.L Hildreth 1921.
A small but mighty member of the plant nations stands tall at Wantastegok in the early autumn. It is good, strong medicine – wlinebizon. Elie Joubert tells us: The Abenak call it “Akwi odam8w8gan nebizon” = Stop smoking medicine. Lobelia inflata is made from Indian Tobacco and is great to relieve nicotine urges. It is a homeopathic medicine.
Nebizon melikigen – strong medicine (Lobelia inflata). And, from Joseph Elie Joubert: “The Abenaki called it “Akwi odam8w8gan nebizon” = Stop smoking medicine. Lobelia inflata is Indian Tobacco and is great to relieve nicotine urges. It is a homeopathic medicine.”
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s public talk focuses on North America in the context of US settler-colonialism. Professor Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss the friction between settler environmentalism and Indigenous knowledge, considering what is required for the environmental movement to develop authentic solidarity with Indigenous Peoples’ struggle for survival, leading to real anti-imperialist environmentalism.
Link to file for the Dunbar-Ortiz Poster.
Not to be taken lightly.