Attending:

  • Morgan Lamphere
  • Patrick Lamphere
  • Cody Hemenway
  • Eugene Rich
  • Chan Crawford
  • Joanne Crawford
  • Ali Lewis
  • Nikki White
  • Evara
  • Kerry Wood
    • Guests: Bryan Blanchette, Aaron Desrochers and family
  • Public Relations:
    • We have an EIN but we don’t have verification from the IRS yet. Charlie said that the IRS will not verify until April. So, the Council decided to go ahead with the number we have now to set up email, website and Facebook. Ôhô
  • Review of Applications:
    • No new applications.
  • Review of Minutes:
    • Kerry made a motion to approve the February minutes,
      • Eugene seconded the motion. Ôhô
    • Pat made a motion to approve the March minutes,
      • Eugene seconded the motion. Ôhô
  • Bylaws:
    • Work on the by-laws was tabled until the next meeting.
  • Finance Team Update:
    • Alnôbaiwi will reimburse Morgan for smudging.
    • The Finance Team will work on their organization.
    • Cody has the forms that NOFA needs completed before they will cut us a check for our performance in February.
    • Cody has a copy of the invoice for the Statehouse for the wampum belt creation.
    • Joanne will email the invoice to David Schutz at the Statehouse on April 30.
    • Kerry will make contact with Charlie regarding his position on the Finance Team.
  • Committees:
    • A group will be created to focus on public performance.
    • There needs to be structure for the Committees. The Committee Chairs will work on these expectations.
    • Morgan made a motion to accept the Committee Guidelines,
      • Cody seconded the motion. Ôhô
  • Meeting Structure:
    • A new meeting structure was discussed but it was rejected because it did not meet the VT Open Meeting Laws.
    • The Alnôbaiwi Council meetings need to start promptly at 11:00. Eat promptly at 12:00 and begin the programming portion of the meeting at 12:00.
    • If people want to socialize, they should arrive earlier than 11:00.
    • At lunch we will start having an ancestor plate.
  • Programming:
    • May 1 State House Event
    • Rehearsals have been set up
    • Reminder that the name is Abenaki Recognition and Culture Week
    • Kerry made a motion to cancel the May meeting,
      • Cody seconded. Ôhô

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