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Thursday, December 31, 2009

August 01, 1996 Fax'd Communication of Darrell R. Larocque Regarding Harry and Cindy Shover:

Document 01: Fax document from Darrell R. Larocque, Chief Diplomatic Ambassador, Chief of Security SUPREME COUNCIL - National Federation of the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation at 8625 Cedarbrook Drive in Charlotte, N.C. 28215 Tel. (Telephone) #(704)-568-7803 Fax #(704) 568-7803. Date: August 1, 1996. Please deliver the following to: All Councils in Unity. From Chief of Security, Darrell R. Larocque. Message/ Instructions: See attached Letter to Cindy and Harry Shover dated July 31, 1996. We are sending (2) pape(s) including the cover page. If you do not receive all pages, please call as soon as possible and we will transmit. LIST c/c
Grand Chief Walter Watso Fax #514-568-6876
Chief Emerson Garfield AKA Spirit Bear
Chief Roland Demers Fax #819-565-7858 AKA Wisdom (?)
Chief Louis Annance
Chief Ray Lussier Fax #508-761-5237 AKA Looking Glass
Chief of White Bison Council (Nancy Millette-Lyons-Doucet) through Diplomatic Ambassador Rick Hunt Fax #603-444-0145
Chief Pierre Richards Fax #514-747-0079
Chief Ralph Swett AKA Spirit Water Fax No. 802-754-2954
Chief Michol Moisan AKA Dark Wolf
Retired Chief Howard F. Knight Jr. AKA Rushin Water

So, one can see that in the Incorporation documents of the Association Articles of the Cowasuck North America, Inc. N-8024 (in the previous posting) regarding Cindy and Harry Shover of Orleans, Vermont....that for whatever reason(s) it would seem that Harry and Cindy Shover were resigning from this Inc. on September 04, 1996 because of a "smear campaign" that involved Howard F. Knight, Jr. and Darrell R. Larocque, who was associated quite closely with "Chief" Homer Walter St. Francis Sr. and "Grand Chief" Walter Watso, etc.

This "List c/c" is quite revealing too. Interesting that they did not include Paul Wilson Pouliot's name to the bunch.

In the next following post, I think the "reason" why Paul Pouliot was NOT included on this "LIST" compiled by Darrell R. Larocque will be explained in the next document. Of course, perhaps the "LIST" extended onto the 2nd page (of which sadly I do not have) may have had Paul Pouliot's name listed; but obviously these "Chief's" (especially Howard F. Knight Jr. in particular) that are listed on this document, were actively doing a "smear campaign" against Mr. Pouliot's early 1993 created Cowass North America, Inc. "group" for various reason(s).

N-8024 Articles of Association of the Cowasuck of North America, Inc. April 16, 1993:

Document 01: Front Page. Articles of Association of the Cowasuck North America, Incorporated dated April 16, 1993 and signed by Donald M. Hooper, Secretary of State ~ State of Vermont, Secretary of State's Office.

Document 02: Articles of Association Page 02. The name of the corporation shall be Cowasuck of North America. The initial registered agent shall be Howard F. Knight, Jr. with registered agent's address at: RFD #2, Box 530-A (Alderbrook Road) in Newport, Vermont 05855. The corporation shall be located at RFD #2, Box 530-A in Newport, Vermont 05855.
VERMONT NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. This Corporation is organized for the purpose of: Scientific, Literary, Charitable, Religious, Cultural, Educational for Abenaki Peoples in North America 1. To provide services and resources to assist the Cowasuck (Coos) Bands of the Abenaki Nation and other Abenaki and Native American People's, so they may live without hunger, to be clothed, to have proper housing, and to experience the spiritual and cultural awareness that is part of the Abenaki's, and other Native Americans, heritage. 2. To provide a network of self-help assistance and guidance for food, clothing, housing, spiritual needs, and employment for the Cowasuck (Coos) Bands for the Abenaki Nation, and other Abenaki Peoples, and other Native Americans. 3. To Preserve and protect the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Abenaki Peoples. Also to develop educational and cultural programs to teach, and to preserve, the history, the legends, lore, religion, language and culture of the Abenaki Peoples as a whole and toe Cowasuck (Coos) Peoples in particular. 4. To support Abenaki and other Native American Tribal Councils and Peoples, Groups, and Organizations in their efforts to preserve and promote Native American culture, issues and....5. To establish a network of foster and adoptive care homes; To build, purchase or otherwise provide affordable housing for Cowasuck (Coos) and Abenaki People's; To provide and promote enterprise and to establish employment/ Employment Opportunities; To provide and promote such Abenaki and Native American owned and operated businesses, services, manufacturing, and other industry. 6. To further the charitable, religious, cultural, scientific, literary and educational welfare of all mankind. 7. To receive (?) Contributions, Grants, and other legal means.

Document 03:  Articles of Association of the Cowasuck of North America Page 03. Signed by: (Directors) Howard F. Knight Jr. at Alderbrook Road, RFD #2, Box 530-A in Newport, Vermont 05855; Arthur W. Seymour at 36 Walnut Street in Burlington, Vermont 05401; Emerson B. Garfield at P.O. Box 34 in Johnson, Vermont 05656; and Robert Maynard at Box 485 in Worcester, Massachusetts 01613. Dated at Coventry, in the County of Orleans this 12th, day of April, 1993.

Incorporators on this document were the same as the Directors.

Document 04: Articles of Amendment. Name of corporation: Cowasuck of North America. The text and date of each amendment adopted: Change name as of 10/19/2000 (October 19, 2000) to Odanak Abenakis of Vermont, Inc. at P.O. Box 722 in Newport, Vermont 05855. Signature: Richard R. Bernier. Title: President. Date: 10/19/2000. Office of Secretary of State Filed November 07, 2000. Apparently, Richard "Skip" Bernier (according to the information that came with this document) was taking over Howard F. Knight's non-profit corporation Cowasuck North America, Inc. allegedly "because of some scheme that was going on when Howard F. Knight Jr. had control of the non-profit and the so-called Food Pantry, and the lack of distribution of such goods to bonefide Abenaki Peoples in the area of Newport, Vermont".

Document 05: Articles of Association (non-profits and cooperatives). Corporation name: Cowasuck of North America. Name of registered agent: Howard F. Knight, Jr. Address of registered office: RFD #2, Box 530-A, Alderbrook Road, Newport, Vermont 05855. Board of Directors: Howard F. Knight Jr. (AKA Rushing Water); Emerson B. Garfield (AKA) Spirit Bear; Charles C. Labor (AKA Lightfeather) at RR1, Box 469 in Newport, Vermont.

Document 06: Incorporator's signature: Chief Howard F. Knight Jr. (AKA Rushing Water) RFD #2, Box 530-A, Alderbrook Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Document 07: N-8024 LOON CLAN, R.R. #2, Box 120; Orleans, Vermont 05860 dated September 04, 1996. To whom this may concern; As of this date, We Harry C. Shover and Cindy J. Shover do hereby resign as members of the Cowasuck of North America. "I Cindy J. Shover do hereby resign as Chief Financial Officer of this the Cowasuck of North America. And I have Filed the 990EZ Forms for 1995 and Part of 1996 as my Last Official act on my part!" I will be sending a copy of this paper work to The State of Vermont and the IRS for their records! The records will be in one of these people's hands: (or they will know who has them) 1. Howard F. Knight Jr. R.F.D. #2, Box 530-A, Newport, Vt 05855 or 2. Chuck Labor R.R. #1, Box 469, Newport, Vt 05855 or 3. Emerson B. Garfield P.O. Box 34, Johnson, Vt 05656-0034 (Who ever picks up the box will have to sign a paper of release, I will send you a copy of this for your records!) Sincerely, Cindy Loon Caller Shover. Vermont Secretary of State 96 SEP 12 AM 10:30.

Document 08: LOON CLAN, R.R. #2, Box 120; Orleans, Vermont 05860 dated September 04, 1996. As of this date We Harry C. Shover and Cindy J. Shover do hereby resign as members of the Cowasuck of North America. I Cindy J. Shover do here by resign as Chief Financial Officer of this the Cowasuck of North America. We do so because of the fact we have not done anything wrong! I will be filing the last 990EZ forms for the Cowasuck of North America, as my last official act as Chief Financial Officer of this Non-Profit Organization. Because for the Leadership has changed 3 times from the last meeting back in April 1996. I am sending this letter to the IRS and the State of Vermont. Because for the Leadership of this Cowasuck of North America and the Grand Council have many of the same people serving as Leaders in both Organizations, they are not following the By-Laws that they have at this present time. Before the Records are turned over to the People named below: We would like our Genealogies returned to us FIRST! (That is Harry's, Danyelle's, and Cindy's also.) "We no longer wish to be a member of the Cowasuck of North America!" All other records, documents and papers shall be retained by us as they are our personal files, records, documents and logs as a past, present and resigned Chief Financial Officer of the Cowasuck of North America! A box of records and documents that are the property of the Cowasuck of North America (Coos) Band shall be at my home until one of the persons below pick up the box, Howard F. Knight, Jr. (or) Chuck Labor (or) Emerson B. Garfield. If the fore-named peope have the Gall to come and get the paperwork! ("Who ever picks up the box will have to sign a form of taking the paper work over from us! For all records to stand**) Upon taking the records they will from this point on, leave Harry and Cindy Shover alone! Sincerely, Cindy Loon Caller Shover.

Documents Dated June 02, 1995 Etc. Wabanaki Nation Fax Dated August 26, 1997 Etc:

Document 01: Fax Page 04. Letter dated June 02, 1995 from the Town of Swanton, Vermont to Mr. David Hill at 7 West Minister Street, Suite ?1 in Bellows Falls, VT 05101. "Dear Mr. Hill: Per our telephone conversation, enclosed pleased find Homer St. Francis's birth certificate we have recorded in our Town Office. On this certificate it states his parents races. I hope this is helpful. Very truly yours, Judy Vanslette, Asst. Town Clerk.

Document 02: Fax Page 03. Birth Certificate Index Card of Florence Hakey Card No. 840. Date of Birth: 1896 Month July Day 4. Maiden Name of Mother: Delia (Martelle). Mother's Birthplace: Swanton. Mother's Residence: Swanton. Full Name of Father: Eli.
Father's Birthplace: Spencer, Mass. Father's Occupation: Laborer. Certified Copy Attest A. John Yacavoni, Director Public Records Division State of Vermont Date: Nov. 12, 1996.

Document 03: Fax Page 02. Chart of the St. Francis Family. Abenakis of Missisquoi from official records. *Indians from oral tradition. Apparently, David Hill was indicating his lineage was of Pierre-Jean a.k.a. Greylock a.k.a. Wawanolewat and his wife Helene., down to their son Jean Baptiste a.k.a. La Tete Blanche a.k.a. The White Head and whose sister Charlotte married to Francis Michisabuke a.k.a. Captain Francis a.k.a. Titigaw (Chief at Missisquoi) whose son Captain St. Francis married to Jean Claude and they had Francis St. Francis who married to Charlotte, and they had a son Michel Frances a.k.a. Mitchel St. Francis who married to Cordelia Collaret or Colomb, and they had Nazaire St. Francis who married to Agles Stag and or Clara Hoag. Then they had Nazaire St. Francis Jr. who married to Florence Hakey, who then had Homer W. St. Francis Sr. who married to Patricia "Patsy" Partlow. Again, the question begs to be answered, IS this genealogical information correct. Eventually I will show and provide the genealogical documentary evidence on this family ancestry of the St. Francis family. It is indeed an interesting genealogical chart, but I ponder if it is legitimately correct in its details.

Document 04: Fax Page 01. Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate regarding Homer Walter St. Francis Sr., son of Nazaire St. Francis Jr. and Florence Hakey. This birth record clearly indicated that the ethnicity of the said son, is "White".
Apparently, David Hill was beginning to investigate, review and evaluate the merits of genealogical foundations for these so-called "Chiefs" of his own interest and agenda in late May or early June 1995. 

Document 05: Birth Certificate of Homer Walter St. Francis Sr. Non Certified copy. Note that the parents and the son are identified as ethnic "White" on the record of birth for Homer Walter St. Francis on January 19, 1935 in Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont.

Document 06: Fax Page 05. Certified Copy of Birth Certificate regarding unidentified infant. Fourth child of Florence (nee: Hakey) St. Francis. This child (Marion Mabel St. Francis) was born September 23, 1917 in Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont.

Document 07: Fax Page 07. Record of Death regarding John Hakey  Card p 615. Age 67 years, 10 months, 24 days. Single. Occupation: Laborer. Birthplace: Canada. Father's Name: Jacob Hakey Birthplace: Germany. Mother's Name: Sophia Garney. Birthplace: Canada. Date of Death: February 19, 1904. Cause of Death: Cancer of stomach. Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont.

Document 08: Fax Page 06. Record of Birth regarding Addle Martell. Color: White. Born: June 04, 1866. Maiden Name of Mother: Prilleu (?). Mother's Birth Place: Not Given. Age: Not Given. Mother's Residence: South Hero (Vermont). Full Name of Father: Thomas Martell. Father's Birthplace: Not Given. Father's Occupation: Farmer. Town Birth: South Hero.

Document 09: Document of some sort of Timechart. 2125 Hours : Spirit Wind (Robert Maynard of Worcester, MA) called. Has talked to Ray Lussier (a.k.a. Looking Glass also of Massachusetts). Lussier mad an interesting statement. A. John Brin (Running Deer) is on the Tribal Rolls at Odanak. Claims to be registered there. B. Maynard has 2 lines on his genealogy that go to Odanak - Becancour. 2131 Hours: Called R. Demers (Roland Demers of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) regarding John Brin. He will check him out and get back to me ASAP. He can't make it on Thursday but he will be here on Friday (April 02, 1993) at 1400 hours and he will call probably tomorrow night, with info. on John Brin. Definitely NOT Fri. P.M. 31 March 1993: 1030 Hours-Spirit Wind (Robert Maynard) called while I was in town at the Daycare Center teaching children about Indians (General things), which went very well. 1055 Hours: Has been hearing a lont of talk about pending problems for Arthur (Marchand 126 Sterling Street in Worcester, Massachusetts) but he (Robert Maynard) can't get a definite line on what is going on and who leading the charge against Arthur. He plans to continue looking. He will make a copy of Homer's (Homer St. Francis Sr.) newsletter entrity. I will send him $3.00 for the photocopy.

Document 10: Fax Page 10. Application For Birth Or Death Record from General Services Center Reference/ Research in Montpelier, Vermont dated January 22, 1997 regarding Mitchel St. Francis. Someone (David Hill ?) at NAPOD 1 Oak Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont at a Telephone: (802) 463-9222 of January 21, 1997 was seeking both Birth and Death Record on this Mitchell St. Francis.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Howard Franklin Knight's So-Called And Alleged "Genealogical Connections" To Odanak, Quebec, Canada Dated September 25, 2006:

Fw: Howard's so called genealogyThursday, October 22, 2009 3:34 AM
From: "Floyd Family" dfloyd@nycap.rr.com
To: "Douglas Lloyd Buchholz" douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Millette
To: Floyd Family
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Howard's so called genealogy

----- Original Message -----
From: Wolfheart Spirit
To: Nancy Millette
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:07 PM
Subject: Howard's so called genealogy
Sent from private party...........

From: Ret'd Chief Howard F. Knight ,Jr
To: Karen mica
Cc: Ret'd Chief Howard F. Knight ,Jr
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 1:09 AM
Kwai Kwai Karen,
I will try to list the pertinent pages so you do not have to read through all the pages of my manuscript. As you have already found, the specific names of the Knight family members begins on page 84 through page 106, to my Grandfather Knight. Then pages 112 to 114 refer to some "out of wedlock" children in the early 1940's of my grandfather by a Mrs Farron from Sugar Hill, NH.
Also referenced on page 114 are prior "out of wedlock" children by my grandfather while he was still married to my Grandmother, Ida May Gear-Giguere. This way you will be able to get all of the possible children my grandfatehr fathered. Who knows, some day someone may show up and be one of these missing links.
Page 116, The Savage family -- Naragansett (REALLY? PROVE IT)
Page 117-119, Sarah Savage Tremain, dau of Mr & Mrs Savage marries Benjamin Cooley, son of a Mr & Mrs Earl Cooley (read the three pages)
Page 118, children & grandchildren of Benjamin and Sarah Cooley
Page 120 - 122, Cooley-Goss marriage; Goss-Knight marriage
Page 123 - Aldrich-Seald- (FYI) This lineage, besides being in my direct lineage, it also ties directly to Bea Nelson of the Nebasak Women's group in Derby Line, Vt.
Page 125 - 126, Geer/Gear/Giguere lineage from Joesph born at Missisquoi Village, Dunham, PQ, (Actually this is incorrect. It is Dunham Village, Missisquoi County, Quebec, Canada. I have the correct Ida May nee: Geer lineage ancestry, genealogical document for document and there is NO "Joseph Geer or Gear in Howard Knight Jr.'s ancestry at all !!) down to my Grandmother, Ida May Gear-Giguere (my father's mother)
* Please Note remarks on page 126, by Richard "Skip" Bernier, now the Chief of the Odenak Family of Newport, and grandfather to one of the Vt Commission of Indian Affairs members, Steven or Stephen (Timothy) DeLaBreurre (actually this is Richard "Skip" Bernier's grandson Tim De la Bruere), regards the Geer-Gear-Giguere Fasmily and where they are at, in and around Odenak. Pierreville, PQ.
Page 133- Gear-Giguere connected families- Bigelow, Allen, Vallem, LaValley, etc. (Much information about Uncle Wren Bigelow-you should read-a real good man)
Page 139-141- Please do me a favor and read these pages. Pass a copy of each of the two pages to Brian (Chenevert), if you can break it out. I think he would/will find it very interesting about my Uncle Wren Bigelow.
Page 143-148-Grammy Knight (Ida May Gear-Giguere) -DOB & POB and some associated and related families, to include direct connections,finally establishe to the Chief Walter Watso family of Odenak (Totally and Absolutely Fabricated Lies by Howard F. Knight Jr. !!). You must read the entire section as this was why the Odenak people (Richard "Skip" Bernier, now Chief of The Odenak Families of Newport, Vt,) wanted me out of the picture and why I was assaulted in 2000 & 2001. (emphasis added) I have indirect ties to Odenak through the Watso family and a common link of his and my lineage through the ancient Abenaki family named Ne8nsozak, meaning "Ancient Reations From The Woods" to several families listed in this section, to include DuBois. (MORE BULLSH** LIES AND DISTORTIONS SPEWED UPON THE ABENAKI ANCESTORS BY HOWARD F. KNIGHT JR.)
Pages 147 & 148-Confirmation as to Gear-Giguere lineages and where they (specific family) are now spread out to, by no less the Chief Richard "Skip" Bernier of the Odenak Family of Newport, Vt and when confirmed by him. Also, this explains why they were looking for my copies of my Geneology, so as to distroy it at that time, but now too late. ALSO, ties of family to the Obomsawin fanily of Odenak, to include Chief Gilles Ombomsawin of the Obomsawin family-Odenak. (REALLY? LIES LIES LIES LIES......PROVE YOUR CLAIMS HOWARD F. KNIGHT JR.! ~ 


Page 154-Confirmation of related families to include the Consack family.
Page 159-Related Families of Cowasuck and other native group lineages
Page 160-161. My Grandmother's (my mother's mother) 2nd marriage. Incomplete information on children of gram's 2nd marriage. Information DOB & DOD of husband of 2nd marriage. I have no information regards 3rd marriage to Jack Gilbody, a Dartmouth College Coach of various sports at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
Page 163-164- Related families to me
Page 168 - reconfirmation Gear-Giguere family is Abenaki (PROVE IT DOCUMENTARILY HOWARD F. KNIGHT JR.)
Page 169- DOB of My father and his sisters and brothers
And there POB.
Page 172 - 179, 195 -To read about Gram's childhood, early life, some of her talents and abilities, and confirmation of her DOD

PAGE 184 - 189 -The "Nude Follies" of my father , his siblings and friends and their come-uppance by Grammy Knight ( I though you might like to read about this incident if you had not done so already. It is quite funny for sure). (Seems Howard Knight Jr. has a PERVERTED side to him!)
Page 208-210 - Confirmation of families in Danville, Vt that were Abenaki connected and somehow connected to my family and to Grammy Knight (Ida May Gear-Giguere Knight). Also, a physical discription by the Town Historian of Danville, Vt of grammy Knight.
Page 214-215 - Burial Plot sites, Lyndonville, Vt where Grammy and Grampa Knight, her sister and her sister's husband are buried.
Page 218 - 219- DOm & POM -Dad's sister Thelma in 1925 in Danville, Vt and their children
Page 219-225, 231, 233 - 237 - My Lineal Cowasuck lineage


This section contains dates and other information regards various family members up through 1859, to include confirmation of the family in Wheelock, Vt in the 1840 & 1850 US Census
 Page 240 - 242 - Marriage of the Weed-Thomas twins to the Snelling brothers. Also, the DOB & DOD of my Great grandmother, Cora Jane (Snelling) (Hedges) Waterman as well as some Info about Aunt Angie and her miserable husband, Mr Matthews.
Page 245 - Gram Waterman's 2nd husband and my Grandmother Gilbody's father-DOB and name of Parents.
as well as DOB of my Grandmother, Marion Jane Waterman on 4 October 1900.
Page 249 - My DOB, POB and vitae at birth
Page 252 - Additional information regards my lineage
Page 253 - DOM & POM Of my Parents

Please let me know what else you may need as to shortcuts from teh book to information on my family. As you can see, my Cowasuck line is solid (Bullsh**! PROVE IT) and when Mr Waterman submits his lineage, it will be as soloid as mine is. His may fill in some of what I have not found yet or have not included into my book.

I have truied to make eevrything as brief as possible to cut down the time to put it tgether and to make it easier for you. Also, the pages about the "Nude Follies", of my dad and his family and friends, I mentioned so you could get a little laughter for your hard working day.

As to the CONSACK Lineage, it is definately tied to the Watso and related families that are tied to my family as you will see in the page listings and you read the pertinent pages. Some of the other families, I did not jknow might be connected to mine. I have heard of Godin and was told once it might be related but I have never followed it up as never time enough to do so.

Let me know if this information helps. What I have is what I have. As to the Consack and related families, I only know what is referenced in the various pages as to Watso and related families. I hope this all helps you to do that lineatge and also mine in a shorter time.

You take care and stay well and treat yourself well. I send my best of regards and respects to you and hope all is going well for you. It is late so I will get a little sleep as I have a long day tomorrow. take care. Akwanna and Adio.
Respectfully Yours,

My Commentary:



1. Paul Wilson Pouliot, 2. Ralph Skinner Swett, 3. Brain Chenevert, 4. Nancy Lee Millette, 5. Eric Floyd, 6. Charles F. True Jr. and many more self-declared and fraudulant "Chief's" than one can shake a stick at. Right along with the late 7. Darrell Larocque and ALSO 8. John Moody, and 10. Frederick M. Wiseman. Etc.
To me, based on the documentation of all of these "chiefs", etc. and their historical doing's and going's on, confirms to me that the late Odanak Chief Gilles O'Bomsawin was absolutely and 100% percent correct in his position against the B.S. going on down in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts by these "groups" of Alleged and Re - Invented "Abenaki" groups!

These people, these "Chiefs" who self-proclaim to be representing the Abenakis, want Official Vermont and or New Hampshire State Recognition in Vermont and or New Hampshire (through their crafted Bills S. 124, S.222 and hb 1610, and sympathic their Legislative advocates such as Daniel Carr in suthern N.H. etc.) based on the fact that they are merely I-N-C-O-R-P-O-R-A-T-I-O-N-S. These "groups" do not want ANYONE to review, evaluate or examine the so-called "internal" merits or foundation of their claims, genealogies, historical social histories. WHY?


Odanak Band Council Letter August 16, 2000 ~and~September 29, 2003 Odanak Band Council Resolution Revoking Recognition of Swanton VT's Abenaki Group led by Homer and his daughter April St. Francis-Merrill:

Document 01: Letter document from Conseil De Bande D'Odanak Band Council dated August 16, 2000 to Mr. Richard R. "Skip" Bernier of 35 Abenaki Drive in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont USA. "Mr. Bernier, With this letter, the Band Council of Odanak recognizes ONLY the Odanak Abenaki Family of Vermont with full recognition and status, back to our homeland. We hope to continue our stong ties with this family as the years pass. They are truly following our culture, as it should be and we the people of Odanak are proud to see the true native culture and basic needs being lived on our native ancestral land to the south. May this family continue to push forward in years to come. Sincerely, Gilles O'Bomsawin, Chief for the Odanak Council." 102, rue Sibosis, Odanak (Quebec) JOG 1HO Telephone: 450-568-2810.

Obviously, as of August 16, 2000 Gilles O'Bomsawin was beginning to "see" that there were fraudulant, mainpulative, deceitful persons and people/groups self proclaiming to being Abenakis down in Vermont and New Hampshire that have had no genealogical basis or foundation to be claiming such an appropriated Aboriginal Native Identity.

It is interesting to note, that Howard Franklin Knight Jr. was one such party who claimed and claims his grandmother Ida May Geer/Gear who married Franklin W. Knight, was born in or at Odanak, Quebec, Canada in January 1888. Perhaps Mr. "Skip" Bernier himself and Mr. Howard F. Knight Jr. were finding out one and the other of each other, that one was legitimately Abenaki (Bernier) and the other was not (Knight)? It is known from documentation, that Howard F. Knight was retrospectively-speaking communicating with Gilles O'Bomsawin regarding David Hill
LINK: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/august-15-1997-odanak-letter-regarding.html so perahps it was Mr. Howard F. Knight Jr. who alerted the late Odanak Chief Gilles O'Bomsawin to the schemes and ffraudulant "appropriation" of Abenaki identity without genealogical or historical merit by these so-called alleged and invented "Chiefs" of these alleged and invented "Abenaki" groups down in Vermont of which we all know that Mr. Howard F. Knight Jr. was claiming to be, that caused Gilles O'Bomsawin to create this 2000 letter, and also do this Resolution to revoke and null and void Walter Watso's previous Odanak/ Wolinak Resolution of 1976 and 1977 (?). Secondly, Howard Knight Jr. was laying claim to being allegedly genealogically connected to the Watso, O'Bomsawin and Degonzaque/ Consack families. I will have to post this September 25, 2006 email communication Howard F. Knight Jr. sent to Karen Mica or Majka in my next post.

Document 02: Resolution De Bande d'Odanak/ Odanak Band Resolution #Chronologique GOB-046003-04. Dated September 29, 2003. Province de: Quebec.
Decide, par les presentes: "While we recognize that the Band Councils of Odanak and Wolinak issued resolutions in 1976 and 1977 recognizing the St. Francis/ Sokoki Band of Abenakis as a group of Abenakis living in the United States, we also recognize that these resolutions were not based on any genealogical or historical evidence linking these "St. Francis/Sokoki" to our Abenaki and Sokoki ancestors. 

We also recognize that the number of organizations claiming to being Abenaki in the United States and in Canada has increased greatly since that time, again without genealogical and historical evidence presented to this Council.

Therefore, we resolve that the Couseil de Band d'Odanak does not recognize at this time any organizations claiming to be Abenaki First Nations in the United States or Canada, with the exceptions of our brothers and sisters at Wolinak and Penobscot. We, of course, also recognize our fellow Wobanaki First Nation- the Passamaquoddy, Malecite and Mi'kmaq.

We further resolve that organizations claiming to be Abenaki and particularly their leadship, are invited to send their genealogical and historical documentation to the Conseil de Bande d'Odanak, so that we might review the information to assess whether or not there is any truth to their genealogical claims.

Let it be resolved, that Chief Gilles O'Bosawin sent letters to the Conseil de Bande di Wolinak, to the Penobscot nation and to the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-aki, encouraging them to pass similar resolutions." Quorum (3) Chef Gilles O'Bomsawin; Clement Sadaques, Conseiller; Michel Hannis, Conseiller; Eddy O'Bomsawin, Conseiller; and Denis Gill, Conseiller.

My Commentary:
These two particular documents amongst others was mailed to me "anonymously" sometime before Christmas and arrived to me on December 26th, 2009. Whoever sent this, I thank you ever so kindly for having done so.

So, what this Document of September 29th, 2003 does is REVOKE the two Resolutions signed by Walter Watso of Odanak in August 1976 and early 1977 ~ and seemingly also that of which Noel St. Aubin of Wolinak signed as well. See postings of this blog dated October 16, 2009 regarding August 15, 1977 Odanak Letter Regarding Walter Watso and Howard Franklin Knight Jr. LINK: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/august-15-1997-odanak-letter-regarding.html and LINK: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/2009/11/step-4-forward-along-yellow-brick-road.html in particular: November 04, 1977: At the request of Arthur "Bill" Seymour and Kent Ouimette, Chief Noel St. Aubin of Wolinak's Abenaki Community situated in the Province of Quebec, Canada, issued a Resolution from the Abenakis of Becancour (Wolinak) in support of all of the Abenakis in the United States.

LINK: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/2009/11/step-16-forward-along-yellow-brick-road.html in particular: Hmmmm, let's take a "little mental trip down memory lane" to August 06, 1992. Per these documents that are being posted on this blog, Howard F. Knight Jr. recieved from Homer St. Francis Sr, the document signed by Odanak Abenaki Community resident and Chief Walter Watso on August 20, 1976 and rec'd by Homer St. Francis on Aug 27, 1976 which Homer St. Francis had notarized on August 30, 1976 in Swanton, Vermont (See: Posting on this blog "Step 06" January 03, 1977 Apendix C of Haviland and Powers Book The Original Vermonters). This Document will be Exhibit #22 of which I just made mention of.
LINK: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/2009/11/step-27-forward-along-yellow-brick-road.html

In conclusion, the State Legislature's of both Vermont and New Hamsphire NEED to comprehend that Odanak, a known legitimately documented, historical, continuous, and cohesive Abenaki COMMUNITY does NOT recognize on any OFFICIAL STANDING anyone claiming to being Abenaki, without first having the claimant(s) genealogical foundation(s), and their historical records to substantiate that the claimant(s) are definitively, clearly and convincingly, of Abenaki descent. Obviously, Odanak's late Chief Gilles O'bomsawin knew of these Vermont - New Hampshire and Massachusetts Incorporated "groups" fraudulantly claiming to being representatives of the Abenaki People, and began addressing these dynamics and issues in August 2000 and again with this official Odanak Band Resolution on September 29, 2003. Odanak came to conclusion that the "St. Francis/ Sokoki" group led by the late Homer St. Francis (and now led by his daughter April Merrill in 2009), did not in 1976, 1977, 2000 or in 2003 nor in 2005 have ANY EVIDENCE of being Abenaki, St. Francis Indians or Sokoki.

Perhaps the State's of Vermont and New Hampshire Legislative Political Representatives would like to ignore this dynamic in 2010 (?) i.e. that these "groups" (which are merely splintered off Inc. created "groups" from Homer. St. Francis's "group" or from Howard F. Knight Jr.'s "group") are attempting to "become Abenakis" bestowed and crowned with official State Legislature status as being legitimately "Abenaki" Tribes and or Bands. WITHOUT any genealogical evidence of their ancestors having been Abenaki who had connection(s) to any legitimate historical cohesive or continuous Abenaki Community.

I cannot emphasize enough, that the State Legislature and Political Representatives NEED to take the time and investigate, review and evaluate these alleged Abenaki groups claims of being legitimate and bonefide Abenakis. If Odanak, Quebec, Canada's Abenaki Community and Wolinak's Abenaki Community Chief's were putting out letter's and Official Resolutions like this, then the Legislature's of Vermont and New Hampshire regarding Bill's S. 124, 222 and the other's in New Hampshire ought to take a time and study/ review just what is knocking repeatedly at their door. Are these "groups" of alleged and reinvented Abenakis really honestly legitimately Abenakis, or are they frauds, fakes and wannabe's who are merely Incorporations?!

Obviously and apparently Odanak, a legitimate historical, cohesive and continous definitively genealogically-based Abenaki Community concluded that these "groups" down in Vermont and New Hampshire, including some in Quebec, Canada were fakes, frauds and wannabe Abenakis that had no genealogical or historical merit to be claiming that they were Abenaki.

Read the B.I.A. Conclusions on Swanton's St. Francis/ Sokoki "group" of November 09, 2005.

I will be posting further documents on this blog......keep checking back. I got A LOT MORE actual documents regarding Howard F. Knight Jr., Emerson Garfield, Nancy Millette Doucet, John Moody, April Merrill, Paul Pouliot, and many many more people, who were claiming to be representing the Abenaki as "Chief's" and so on.

Grab your hip-wader's and goggles too. I'd strongly suggest a person go to the hardware store downstreet there and pick up a loooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggggg plastic pipe too. About the diameter of a dime say and about maybe three foot long. That way you can breath when the so-called Abenaki B.S. here in Vermont and New Hampshire gets so deep, a person won't drown in it. Might also want to pick up a set of them ear plugs too while you folks are at it. Just thought I'd warn you kindly said, because from the likes of it, there ain't a shovel made in heaven going to help clean up this mess.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Corporation Protest Hearing Jan. 26. 1993 Material Documentation Written Request date of Oct. 20, 2009:

RE: FW: cost of duplicating public records
Friday, October 23, 2009 12:50 PM
From: "Gunther, Pauline (SEC)"
To: "Douglas Lloyd Buchholz"

No problem, Mr. Buchholz. When you send the money order, be sure to include the mailing address where you want the records sent.

From: Douglas Lloyd Buchholz [mailto:douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:48 AM
To: Pauline (SEC)Gunther
Subject: Re: FW: cost of duplicating public records

Thank you ever so kindly for the email communication. I will provide you with a Money Order for $53.10 on or before the 3rd when I get paid, if that is ok with you and then please forward me the photocopies in the mail. Thank you again.
Douglas Lloyd Buchholz

--- On Fri, 10/23/09, Gunther, Pauline (SEC) wrote:
From: Gunther, Pauline (SEC)
Subject: FW: cost of duplicating public records
To: "douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com" <'douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com'>
Date: Friday, October 23, 2009, 10:22 AM

Mr. Buchholz:
I neglected to indicate that checks should be made payable to “ Commonwealth of
Massachusetts ”.
Thank you,
Pauline Gunther

From: Gunther, Pauline (SEC)
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:11 AM
To: 'douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com'
Cc: Flynn, Laurie (SEC)
Subject: cost of duplicating public records
Dear Mr. Douglas Buchholz:
It has been determined that there are an additional 177 pages of records in the hearing file about which you inquired. The cost of duplicating these records is .30 per page, for a total of $53.10.

Once you have remitted a check in this amount to me at the address provided below, we will be happy to mail the records to you. Alternatively, you may visit our office, review the file, and choose which records you would like us to duplicate for you at the same rate, .30 per page.
Pauline Gunther, Administrative/Legal Assistant

William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office
One Ashburton Place, Room 1710
Boston, MA 02108
voice: (617) 727-4919 fax: (617) 878-3505

FW: FW: Kindly a polite inquiry about a Corporation Hearing dated January 26,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4:38 PM
From: "Gunther, Pauline (SEC)"
To: douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com
Cc: "Flynn, Laurie (SEC)"

Dear Mr. Buchholz:
Your records request email was forwarded to me for response. I am researching our files and will prepare an estimate for the cost of duplication of these records. I will be in contact with you on Friday.
Pauline Gunther
Legal Assistant
Corporations Division

From: Douglas Lloyd Buchholz [mailto:douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:10 PM
To: Patrick (SEC)Fennelly
Subject: Re: FW: Kindly a polite inquiry about a Corporation Hearing dated January 26, 1993.

Kindly, IS there paperwork OTHER THAN this document that I may be able to gain
copies of? And or "written or audio testimony" from the parties in this Hearing?
Douglas Lloyd Buchholz

This was because my initial inquiry resulted in ONLY obtaining the Decision of such Hearing. From that PDF attachment, because of the words "evidence" and "exhibits" therein (within the Hearing Decision) I became aware that there was further documents that needed review, evaluation and examination SO, I sought those Hearing documents from the MA Sec. of States Office as a matter of PUBLIC RECORD.

--- On Tue, 10/20/09, Fennelly, Patrick (SEC) wrote:
From: Fennelly, Patrick (SEC)
Subject: FW: Kindly a polite inquiry about a Corporation Hearing dated January 26,

To: douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com
Cc: " Flynn, Laurie (SEC)"
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 11:32 AM

Here is the documents you requested.

From: Flynn, Laurie (SEC) [mailto:Laurie.Flynn@state.ma.us]
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:28 AM
To: Fennelly, Patrick (SEC)
Subject: FW: Kindly a polite inquiry about a Corporation Hearing dated January 26, 1993.

Can you scan the decision I provided to you and forward to Mr. Buchholz. Thanks

From: Douglas Lloyd Buchholz [mailto:douglaslloydbuchholz@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:06 AM
To: Flynn, Laurie (SEC)
Subject: Kindly a polite inquiry about a Corporation Hearing dated January 26, 1993.

Kindly, I am seeking information documentarily about this Corp. Hearing and the results thereof.

"A corporation protest hearing was held on Jan. 26, 1993 by the MA Sec. of State. The
Abenaki Nation was represented by the Coos Council Chief Paul Pouliot aka Spirit
Hawk, Coos Tribal Judge Robert Maynard aka Spirit Wind, and the Abenaki Ambassador of the Missisquoi-Sokoki Roger Desharnais aka Running Elk. We were here to protect the tribal name of the Abenaki Sokoki band and to establish that a Corporation could not be formed to "create" a tribe. Treaty documents between the Abenaki Nation and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the 1790's were shown to be signed by the Coos (Cowasuck), Missisquoi, and Sokoki bands."

This above quoted information came directly from Paul Wilson Pouliot's non-copyrighted Newsletter's in early 1993.

My address is:
Douglas Buchholz
P.O. Box 83
Lancaster , N.H. 03584
(603) 788-2718

IF you can send me digital copies of the documents that is fine. I am looking to show
definitively that Paul Wilson Pouliot was representing the Coos (Cowasuck) Council in
such Hearing in late January 1993.
Thank you ever so kindly for any help you can provide in my research of these various
alleged Abenaki groups.
Douglas Lloyd Buchholz

Just so the blog reader's know this: I explained quite clearly the reason(s) and purpose(s) of my seeking these documents and records to Pauline Gunther, from the MA Secretary of State's Office.

My Response to Paul Wilson Pouliot's B.S. and Implied Threats of Legal Action dated December 28, 2009:

From: cowasuck@worldpath.net
Subject: Record Confidentiality
To: cowasuck@worldpath.net
Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 7:34 PM

FYI - Kwai All - To all Tribal Leaders, Genealogists, and Record Keepers

On March 1, 2010, Massachusetts CMR 17.00 “Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth” will go into effect and businesses (including non-profits) across the United States will need to be in compliance - this is a “wake-up call” for community attention and action. You may wonder why a tribal organization located outside Massachusetts may need to comply with this law.

Massachusetts enacted the most stringent data privacy law in the country, which basically says that if you keep personal information about a resident, donor, or business from Massachusetts, you will be required to protect the private / personal information of those residents and businesses. Any organization that has members or donors from Massachusetts will need to be in compliance with this law. I am NOT an “organization”, “Non-Profit” nor “Incorporation”.

Most of you are aware that our Cowasuck Band records were stolen in 2005 and recently many of our alleged internal records, documents, and correspondence have been posted on rogue internet web-sites (Paul Wilson Pouliot MUST be referring to my blog “The Reinvention of the Abenaki in Vermont and New Hampshire”) Also NOTICE how Mr. Pouliot “pluralizes” “internet web-sites” when in reality contrary to his paranoia, my afore mentioned blog is “singular” (maybe I ought to really go “rogue” and do more blogs concerning genealogical records of these groups, their so-called “Chiefs” and “citizens”?!.) These documents were not authorized or released from us for their use (I don’t need Pouliot’s “authorization” or their release from Paul & Denise, nor from their Inc. Non-Profit Organization, these documents are a matter of public record already), they came from genealogists, past Band members, and alleged thieves that have or had unauthorized access to our records.

(Actually, according to my awareness) ANYTHING, ANY DOCUMENTS WHATSOEVER, and this includes genealogical records, etc. that is submitted to a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION is OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION and REVIEW, and as such, these documents ARE A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD.) Correct me if I am wrong.

Our alleged record theft as well as the unauthorized and unlawful use of our records of any type and content may allegedly become the basis for future legal action. The unauthorized public use of alleged tribal documents, member records, and donor records is unlawful because they are or were not lawfully obtained from public record sources. (Paul Wilson Pouliot & Co. can imply and proclaim all they want to, that they are a “Tribe” or that their records are “Tribal Documents”, but in reality and truth, their “group” is merely yet another self created and self promoted State Sanctioned Incorporation which continues to go about claiming and proclaiming to being “Cowasuck” and or “Pennacook”. Actually, as a Non-Profit Organization, ALL OF THEIR RECORDS, AS IT PERTAINS TO ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION, ARE A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD, INCLUDING THEIR DONORS AND FINANCIAL RECORDS.

We have been informed that allegedly confidential and related court records from our Band have been posted on the internet relevant to child welfare cases that we have been involved in. Regardless of the sources, such disclosures allegedly serve no public service or good. The outcome of making these types of documents publicly available on the internet is allegedly malicious, harmful, and unethical in all respects. Furthermore, the alleged public and internet  exploitation of these families, their children, and their alleged personal records is viewed as an effort to allegedly further “victimize,” abuse, and ridicule these parties. Whenever we are enjoined to protect children we act accordingly regardless if they have “certified” genealogical proof of their ancestry. We have no responsibility to satisfy genealogical critics that stand in righteous critical judgment of our actions. (yet more of Pouliot's B.S.)

These record documents posted on my Blog entitled “The Reinvention of the Vermont Abenaki” (later changed to “The Reinvention of the Abenakis of Vermont and New Hampshire”), came from the MA Secretary of State’s Office as a matter of PUBLIC RECORD. ANYONE can obtain these records for themselves, just as I did with the required written request and paid photocopy and postage fee’s. All I did was have to pay the necessary $53.10 for the photocopying of such documents to the Secretary of State’s Office via Pauline Gunther, Administrative/Legal Assistant William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office at One Ashburton Place, Room 1710 Boston, MA 02108. The requested and paid for PUBLIC Documents were received by me, Douglas Lloyd Buchholz on November 09, 2009.

Regarding the Sherrie A. DeVee – Jinks – Labat historical information….again that was documented in PUBLICALLY SOURCED DOCUMENTS, such as local newspapers in California, and misc. other PUBLIC RECORDS. Obviously Lynn Menard – Mathieson had shared some information with me pertaining to various persons. I was NOT nor am I attempting to “victimize”, abuse, or ridicule these parties of the DeVee – Jinks – or Labatt family members. ONLY to SHOW and PROVIDE the documentary evidence that equals COLLUSION BETWEEN THESE ALLEGED AND REINVENTED ABENAKIS IN VT, NH, CA, WA, and MA.

By the way, YES ONE DOES HAVE TO SATISFY GENEALOGICAL CONNECTION TO THE ABENAKI PEOPLE/ ANCESTORS when one has implied and stated that you are Native, Indian, Abenaki or Cowasuck IF one has attempted to deceive the Commonwealth of MA, VT, and or CA that one's group is BIA Recognized or attempted to use the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 deviously and with deception. So, a question needs to be answered, HOW INVOLVED WAS PAUL WILSON POULIOT in the matter of the Sherrie A. DeVee Judicial matter in California? Why does he become so concerned about this historical matter that involved Howard F. Knight Jr., and the other parties afore mentioned in my Blog?! Perhaps further investigation is warranted “deeper” into that case?! It’s called COLLUSION.

The text for this new law is at:


….provided, however, that “Personal information” shall not include information that is lawfully obtained from publicly available information, or from federal, state or local government records lawfully made available to the general public.

Paul Wilson Pouliot NEEDS (before he spits out some more stupidly concocted implied threats of legal action and obvious distortions of his) to re-read this above document, because the documents and records I have are obtained from publically available information from various parties within the various "Abenaki Communities" and from federal, state or local government records lawfully made available to the general public.

Here is one example of a genealogist agreement:
Have a Good New Year
Paul Pouliot 12/28/09.
Please distribute this message as you wish to other interested people within the greater Indian community.
P.S. Nowhere on these documents is there "For Your Eyes Only", "Confidential" nor a COPYRIGHT on them. Only in 1997 did this "group" led by Paul Wilson Pouliot did they Copyright their issued Newsletter's.

Oh, another question that needs to be asked, is that since Paul Wilson Pouliot lives, and resides in the Township of Alton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, (even though his "Non-Profit Incorporation Cowass North America, Inc." is incorporated in Massachusettts, what legal standing or merit does a pending Massachusetts Law CMR 17.00 have to do with a New Hampshire legal resident such as myself? I am not an Organization, a Non-Profit nor an Incorporation. I am merely taking what documents and records I have retained, collected or have recieved and putting them on my blog.
Obviously, Paul Wilson Pouliot nor his wife, Denise have any rememberance of what the New Hampshire District Court Judge stated in his conclusions regarding Mrs. Doucet (Nancy Millette) and myself.

I will continue to post on this blog, ANY DOCUMENT that I conclude NEEDS to be on it, of Historical or Genealogical Merit.

It is no secret WHY Mr. Pouliot has spit this diatribe of b.s. which is obviously directed towards my person. All one has to do is review the recent postings on this blog of late.

What is so fascinating to me, is when investigating and exposing Mrs. Nancy Millette - Doucet's documented PUBLIC RECORDS and ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS, not a peep, not even squeak of protest or threat came from Mr. Pouliot. He even voluntarily came to that Haverhill District Court Hearing in Grafton County, New Hampshire regarding myself and Mrs. Doucet back on July 06, 2009. Yet, not that the "investigation" has spun around and directed its magnifying lense at Paul Wilson Pouliot's "foundation and merits as an alleged Abenaki/ Cowasuck/ Pennacook Tribe or Band....of course, now he implies threats, complains, bitches, whines, points his fingers elsewhere and so on.

Paul Wilson Pouliot was and has been in collusion with Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. and the documented records will show and provide this evidence. Obviously, Paul Wilson Pouliot would not like to see these documents come to the PUBLIC'S attention nor that of the legitimately documented Abenakis within VT, MA, NH, Quebec, and elsewhere. Clearly, I am not going to be intimidated, threatened, coerced, decieved, manipulated nor distracted from the task at hand.


HO HO HO. Oh, and thank you for the Christmas Card too Paul Wilson Pouliot and Denise.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Response from Lynn Menard - Mathieson dated Dec. 27, 2009:

VT and NH bills to make Natives and gain state recognition dated Sunday, December 27, 2009 1:02 PM

Hello all,
There are groups there that badly want State recognition. Vermont has had several bills and has 3 now on the table. New Hampshire has a bill of their own in which at least one group involved in the Vermont bills is also included in the New Hampshire one. I understand the Cowasuck Band has not given up in Massachusetts yet either. What is happening that groups have interests in several states? As I understand it they have not proven their genealogy and don't intend to either. This is my biggest objection to all of this. I have nothing against commissions or people being recognized. HOWEVER be prepared to back up your claims especially when there are some of us out here that have these peoples genealogy and are not seeing what they are trying to get the State legislatures to believe!

The New Hampshire bill comes up in January 2010, (NEXT MONTH). I am sick of seeing these attempts year after year and overwhelmed by trying to get the information out and writing letters (These "groups" of alleged and reinvented Abenaki of NH and VT hope we will become so overwhlemed that we give up and shut up). Eventually I suppose they will get what they want since no sooner is a bill shot down, they are crafting a new one to take its place. If you can help please do so!

A bill so the VT commission on Native affairs can recognize "natives" as tribes and bands?

Sponsor(s): Consejo, Michel Mrowicki, Michael Savage, Brian Young, Jeffrey
Request: 09-0367
Drafter: Sumner
An if that isn't enough.. let's get the fox to protect the henhouse.


General Status:

Bill: S. 222
Sponsor(s): Hinda Miller, Diane Snelling, William Carris
Request: 10-0092
Drafter: Sumner
S.222 Page 1
1 S.222
2 Introduced by Senators Miller, Snelling and Carris

BILL AS INTRODUCED S.222 2010 Page 6

identified in subsection (e) of this section, provided the tribe demonstrates
compliance with all the following: (1) Has a tribal council = Incorporation, a constitution = Incorporation By-Laws, and a chief = Incorporation President. (2) Owns land in Vermont or provides historic records that document that the tribe has had an historic presence in Vermont.
These Incorporation's can claim they are "Tribes" or "bands" and point to historical Maps and Historical Documents and claim that those records pertain to their "groups" ~ but NO GENEALOGICAL EVIDENCE HAS BEEN OR IS REQUIRED TO PROVE THEIR CLAIMS AND PROCLAIMATIONS (3) Is recognized by other Native American communities. These "groups" merely "slap each other on the backside, approving of one another. The alleged and reinvented Cowasuck of North America, Inc. led by Paul Wilson Pouliot is allegedly recognized by another "group" up in Lower Quebec, Canada led by Yannick Manidowijw Mercier calling itself the Mena’sen. Secondly, recently, December 2009 this Koasek, Inc. "group" led by Brian Chenevert and Paul Bunnell claim to be now recognized by another Metis "group" up in Quebec calling itself the Native Nation Antaya at St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec, Canada (that appeared and or recently came into being about two years ago led by "Chief" Dominique Cote).

VT LEG 250410.1





AN ACT establishing a New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs and recognizing the Abenaki and other American Indian residents as a minority population in the state of New Hampshire.

SPONSORS: Rep. Carr, Ches 4; Rep. Cushing, Rock 15; Rep. Watters, Straf 4; Rep. Charron, Rock 7; Rep. Lindsey, Ches 3; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24; Sen. Kelly, Dist 10

COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veteran's Affairs
FY 2010 and each year thereafter.

BTW, The Koasek Traditional Band of the Abenaki Nation of the Koa that you read about in the Vermont bills is also involved in this one for New Hampshire.

Federal Art and Crafts bill


1/27/2009: Introduced

1/27/2009: Referred to House Judiciary Committee

1/27/2009: Referred to House Natural Resources Committee

12/2/2009: Hearing Held by House Natural Resources Committee

12/16/2009: Mark up in the House Natural Resources Committee

12/16/2009: Ordered to be reported House Natural Resources Committee


This bill, identical to H.R. 7024 and S. 1255 in the 110th Congress and S. 151 in the current Congress, reduces penalties for some violations of the prohibition on misrepresenting goods for sale as having been produced by Native Americans. Under current law, knowing violations are punishable by criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years for a first offense, and by criminal fines of up to $1,000,000 and imprisonment of up to 15 years for subsequent offenses. This legislation would change the penalty structure in two ways. First offenses concerning goods worth less than $1,000 would be punishable by fines of up to $25,000 and imprisonment of up to a year, and fines for subsequent offenses would be calculated under Title 18 rather than set in the specific provision.

Is anyone aware that in the Vermont and New Hampshire there are groups of people claiming to be Abenaki Indians and wanting State recognition so they can sell their arts and crafts as Native made yet they will not provide the genealogy proving their claims? I understand that the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs has worked with Federal Arts and Crafts board to get to this desired end. Shouldn't people have to prove who they are first?

http://vcnaa.com/native/content/view/786/38/ This new bill opens with: Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to recognize certain bands within the

8 Abenaki Nation as the original Native American tribes residing in Vermont, to

9 give the Vermont commission on Native American affairs the authority to

10 recognize other tribes and bands of Native Americans, and to set out the

11 procedures and criteria for granting recognition.

How can a commission have the authority to recognize "tribes and bands" within the State as Vermont is trying for? One of these "tribes" the St Francis Sokoki has already been denied by the BIA: http://www.abenakination.org/BIA.pdf and Vermont's State's Attorney also weighed in against them in his report: http://www.abenakination.org/STATE.pdf

Paul Pouliot moved to New Hampshire 2 years ago.... historic and cultural contributions to the state? I guess you would have to be familiar with his particular brand of bullsh** to know better.

For those who are not familiar with this blog: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/ it is a culmination of 15 years of the blog owner's collection of documents, newspaper clippings, and opinions. He arrived from Washington State as an approved St Francis Sokoki member, and has lived on this coast ever since, through the dramas and pettiness, keeping a detailed account until he finally posted this blog. Though no longer a member of any group for many years, he has kept up on the personalities and claims being made within the communities. A very interesting read. A blog you should take the time to go through.

I was a member of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki. Once elected to council it only took 2 years for those in "command" to decide that I was not going to be bought off and had to be gotten rid off.. I was the genealogist, an elder, a sub Chief, CT State business agent, and sat on the board of directors for their real objective, the 501 non profit business, Cowass North America. The criteria for genealogy varied depending on who you were and what you did for the "tribe", leaving all others to abide by the rules agreed on. I believe they (Mr & Mrs Pouliot) felt I needed to be removed when I objected to this, a year into my stellar position. However they let me finish the genealogy compilations for them first and for free on my part. I kept a copy of all I did which is why I am disturbed by their aspirations. Some time later, when I asked about financial documents on the non profit, I was refused. This is not the way a legitimate business is conducted and I could only assume the worse. There are many other instances that I could talk about having been close enough to their "council fire" to get burned but will not bother to go into it here. The point is, I know the Pouliot's and am not sorry I resigned at all. The sad part is that there are those who are not involved with the group, only belong for the privilege of holding an ID card, and think the group is legitimate and going to get BIA status. So they keep sending them money for newsletter subscriptions. A newsletter written, edited, and compiled solely by Paul Pouliot.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Koasek Newsletter December 2009 Pages 14 through 16; Etc:

Document 01: Page 14 of the Koasek Inc. Newsletter dated December 2009 received by Douglas Lloyd Buchholz via email attachment from Eric Floyd of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. "NH Bill to Create a NA Affairs Commission. Two weeks ago, I (Paul Bunnell Co-Chief or Sub-Chief of this Koasek Inc. "group") attended a meeting of the New Hampshire Native American Intertribal Affairs hosted by Bill and Sherry Gould at their home to promote a united front for the support of Representative Carr's Bill to create a Native American Commission for the State of New Hampshire. Others in attendance were, Peter Newell performing the outreach, Liz Charlebois (who rents from and lives adjacent to Bill and Sherry Gould), Denise and Paul Pouliot (who reside not even a half an hour away from Bill and Sherry Gould's home and also Denise has been learning Ash and Sweetgrass Basketmaking from Sherry Gould via a Grant recently). Other New Hampshire groups will be notified and asked for their support of the worthwhile Bill. The New Hampshire Native American Intertribal Council has supported this goal for at least ten years. The March 2007 meeting with Gov. Lynch (Nancy Millette-Doucet has often talked of this March 2007 Meeting) to try and create an order to form a commission on Native American affairs. I have copies of these minutes if anyone wants to see them."

Document 03: Page 16 of the Koasek Inc. Newsletter December 2009. "Recognition by the Native Nation Antaya. We are extremely proud of our new relationship with our cousins in the north from the citizens of the Native Nation Antaya at St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec. Chief Dominique Cote has many genealogical lines the same as many our......" (Eric Floyd of Pittsfield, Massachusetts did not send me Pages 17 onward of this particular Koasek Newsletter but suffice it to say that I have further documents on this particular Mr. Eric Floyd who was also created and promoted by Howard Franklin Knight Jr. as being a "Chief" Runningdeer, and Chief of the alleged Deer Clan; etc.)

Document 04 and 05: Some attachments that were sent to me by an Anonymous Email Sender. I have much more on this Koasek Incorporated "group" that I will be putting on the blog, both in email format and of genealogically sourced records. By the way, Elwin "Joe" Pero was not his real birth given name. It was Elwin Merle Pero. Again, this "group" is NOT a Band, NOR a Tribe. They, like all of them in Vermont and or New Hampshire are merely I-N-C-O-R-P-O-R-A-T-I-O-N-S. Nothing more than that.
Genealogically speaking, I will be putting on this Blog the documentations from Vermont Vital Records, etc. as time allows. Which I have ALOT of time......

Again, this alleged and reinvented "Abenaki Corn" is fake, fraudulant and manipulated. 300 years and allegedly NO Abenaki that is documented has retained, obtained or grown this alleged Abenaki corn (?) and now since 2006 it suddenly re-appears out of nowhere, with the likes of Nancy Millette-Doucet smiling for the camera's, Etc.

I do not buy into this Koasek Corn Hole-O of the Koasek "story".

January 09, 2009 And Various Other Documents Regarding Paul Wilson Pouliot and Howard F. Knight Jr:

LSR 2489 Native American Commission Proposal in New Hampshire:


AN ACT establishing a New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs and recognizing the Abenaki and other American Indian residents as a minority population in the state of New Hampshire.
SPONSORS: Rep. Carr, Ches 4; Rep. Cushing, Rock 15; Rep. Watters, Straf 4; Rep. Charron, Rock 7; Rep. Lindsey, Ches 3; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24; Sen. Kelly, Dist 10
COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs
This bill establishes a New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs. The bill also recognizes the Abenaki people and other American Indian residents as a minority population in the state of New Hampshire.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten
AN ACT establishing a New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs and recognizing the Abenaki and other American Indian residents as a minority population in the state of New Hampshire.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 New Subdivision; Department of Cultural Resources; New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. Amend RSA 21-K by inserting after section 23 the following new subdivision:
New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs
21-K:24 New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs Established.
I. In order to recognize the historic and cultural contributions of Native Americans to New Hampshire, to protect and strengthen their own heritage, and to address their needs in state policy, programs, and actions, there is hereby established the New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs.
II. The commission shall consist of 7 members who are residents of New Hampshire and Native American community leaders representing the diversity of the states’ American Indian population. The governor shall appoint the initial members from a list of 15 candidates compiled by the New Hampshire Intertribal Native American Council on behalf of American Indian groups within the state. Thereafter, the governor shall appoint members based on recommendations submitted by the commission. The Native American commission shall be nonpartisan. Each member of the commission shall serve a 3-year term, and no member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms. Initial appointments by the governor shall be for staggered terms of one, 2, or 3 years.
III. The commission shall be vested with the authority to:
(a) Address issues common to Native Americans and persons of Native American descent who are residing in this state.
(b) Promote and protect Native American arts in New Hampshire.
(c) Develop guidelines and policies to assist state agencies with state and federal laws pertaining to Indian affairs, such as:
(1) Preservation and protection of Native American artifacts and burial grounds under Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, P.L. 101-601.
(2) The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 25 U.S.C., section 1902 et seq.
(3) The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, P.L. 101-644.
(d) Assist Native American tribal councils, organizations, and individuals to:
(1) Secure social services, education, employment opportunities, health care, housing, and census information.
(2) Permit the creation, display, and sale of Native American arts and crafts to legally label them as Indian- or Native American-produced, as provided in 18 U.S.C. section 1159(c)(3)(B) and 25 U.S.C. section 305e(d)(2).
(3) Receive assistance and support from the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Board, as provided in 25 U.S.C. section 305 et seq.
(4) Establish eligibility for federal assistance with educational, housing, and cultural opportunities.
(5) Establish and/or continue programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education Office on Indian Education pursuant to Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act established in 1972 to support educational and cultural efforts of tribal entities that have been either state or federally recognized.
IV. The commission shall meet at least 4 times a year and at any other times at the request of the chairperson. The chairperson of the commission shall be elected by a majority vote of the commission members.
V. The commission is authorized to accept any gifts, grants, or donations from any public or private source, provided that such gifts, grants, or donations shall be used exclusively to advance the commission’s purpose and duties. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation.
VI. Beginning November 1, 2011, and each year thereafter, the commission shall submit an annual report of its activities, findings, and recommendations to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate president, the commissioner of the department of cultural resources, and the state library.
VII. The commission shall be administratively attached to the department of cultural resources.
2 Recognition of Abenaki People.
I. The state of New Hampshire recognizes the Abenaki people and recognizes all Native American people who reside in New Hampshire as a minority population.
II. Recognition of the Native American or Abenaki people provided in paragraph I shall be for the sole purposes specified in section 1 of this act and shall not be interpreted to provide any Native American or Abenaki person with any other special rights or privileges that the state does not confer on or grant to other state residents.
3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
AN ACT establishing a New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs and recognizing the Abenaki and other American Indian residents as a minority population in the state of New Hampshire.
The Department of Cultural Resources states this bill may increase state restricted revenue by an indeterminable amount in FY 2010 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local revenue or on state, county, or local expenditures.
The Department of Cultural Resources states this bill establishes a New Hampshire commission on Native American affairs. While the commission will be administratively attached to the Department of Cultural Resources, the Department states this will not cause an increase in cost as a result. The bill authorizes the newly established commission to accept any gifts, grants, or donations from any public or private source, provided that such gifts, grants, or donations shall be used exclusively to advance the commission’s purpose and duties. The Department states this authorization may lead to an increase in state restricted revenues in FY 2010 and each year thereafter.

NOTE: In the Paul Wilson Pouliot email notification to my person, I have added my commentary into the email (in red) before changing the document from Microsoft WORD into a PDF, and then into a JPEG to place the documented email onto this blog.

Obviously, there is a definitve legalistic Legislative "push" in both Vermont's Legislature and also that of New Hampshire in early 2010, by these various alleged and reinvented self proclaiming "Abenaki" / Cowasuck, Koasek, etc "groups" to gain official State Recognition specifically for their "groups". But where is their genealogical, historical, and social histories being reviewed, evaluated and studied ~ so as to make sure that legally "ethnic genocide", and appropriating a culture identity that may not belong to these person's/ groups/ alleged Bands or Tribes/ groups does not happen?

Are the Vermont and or New Hampshire Legislative Representatives and Governors Office's actually dealing with bonefide documentarily identified and proven Abenaki descendants? Or are they simply being bombarded by person(s) or groups who have appropriated and then Incorporated names against the legitimate Abenaki ancestors that are "here"? THINK ABOUT IT.

I have only to say to the State's of Vermont and New Hampshire.....Be Forewarned. Read the BIA Reports, Read the contents and commentary on this Blog, do the math, do the homework, before anyone steps into something, they cannot step out of.

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