ABENAKI NATION OF VERMONT
THE ABENAKI NATION OF NEW ENGLAND
THE EASTERN WOODLANDS BAND OF
We, the undersigned, do hereby voluntarily associate ourselves together as a non-profit Indian Tribal Corporation under the provisions of Title 11, Chapter 19, of the Vermont Statutes Annontated, as amend, and have hereby adopted the following articles of assocation, viz:
ARTICLE I: NAME SEE REWRITE
The name of this Indian Tribal Corporation shall be stated in English as
ARTICLE II: DURATION
This Indian Tribal Corporation shall have perpetual duration and perpetual succession in it's Tribal Corporate Name.
ARTICLE III: PURPOSES
The purpose for which this Indian Tribal Corporation is formed are exclusively ethnological, cultural, social, fraternal, educational, charitable, and benevolent, and will consist of but not limited to the following:
1. To conduct geneological and historical research; to research aboriginal titles to lands, and conduct historical research in Abenaki culture, traditions, and language.
2. To expand the opprotunities for people of Abenaki Indian descent, living in Vermont and elsewhere, to form social and cultural, and religious associations with other people of Abenaki Indian descent.
3. To work for the elimination of prejudice, discrimination, and racial tension involving persons of Abenaki Indian descent, [here, Howard F. Knight Jr. writes on the document..."as well as as to promote racial harmony between the American Indians and
4. To promote cultural, lingustic, and religious education of all Abenaki Indian children and adults [Howard F. Knight Jr. writes onto the document...",in dignity and freedom."]
5. To do all necessary research and related activities to establish the eligibility of the [inserted "North"-] Eastern Woodlands Band of the Abenaki Nation for certification by the Secretary of Interior as a Federally "Recognized" Tribe [Howard F. Knight Jr. writes onto the document...", also for certification by the Secretary of State, State of VT., and the Governor of the State of VT, as a recognized Abenaki Tribal Band, or as a recognized successor to all other Tribal Bands within Vermont."]