No really honest, legitimate Scholar with any real merit would touch these groups applications, because those legitimate scholars can smell bullsh** from any decent distance from Vermont, that has not had or continues to have a direct or indirect "working relationship" with these wannabiak groups.
Then Lisa Newman, on November 16, 2013 states, that she wants confidentiality to her conclusions and determinations and comments. Why?
“…I regret to inform you that I must respectfully resign my volunteer role in the scholar panel that reviews applications for tribal recognition in Vermont and advise the commission on the decisions. It was my understanding that when I accepted the commission’s invitation to help with tribal recognition cases that I would have sufficient time to prepare a report on the commission. That my expertise in anthropology likely to be complimented on the scholar’s panel by a professional genealogist and/or a professional historian and that my specific comments by members of scholar’s panel would be kept confidential and publicly reported only in likely aggregate form. I was unaware until this past week that my understandings were incorrect. Without adequate time balance scholarly expertise and reasonable measures to protect confidentiality, the integrity to process suffers and maybe called into question by others. I understand it is of course to report information is a difficult job that you must do as a commission do to the process of Native American tribes, both recognize and unrecognized. Vermont is a concern that we all share. It is the reason that I want to step aside…”
Ok, so VCNAA Member Andrew Beaupre states that Lisa Newman had 3 issues or concerns:
1. There was a lack of sufficient time to prepare a report.
2. Her expertise in anthropology would not be complimented on the scholar's panel BY A PROFESSIONAL UNBIASED GENEALOGIST and/or PROFESSIONAL HISTORIAN.
3. Her specific comments by members of the scholar's panel would not be kept confidential and publicly reported only in aggregate form.
I think the HUGE ISSUE here is that there has been NO SCHOLAR(s) or GENEALOGIST(s) that has not been unbiased nor a conflict of interest thus far, retrospectively for the four now-state of VT Recognized groups. There has been NO TRANSPARENCY as to these group's members genealogical connection(s) to the Abenakis .... etc.
This isn't about GENERIC WAUBANAKIS ....
It IS about GENERIC WANNABIAK!
Well, obviously anyone can now 'see' why. These newly minted self identified "Abenakis" are NOT ABENAKIS, but 8 to 12 Generational DESCENDANTS of Alonquine, Huron, and or a DISTANT/REMOTE Mi'kmaq Indian ancestry. Again, NOT Abenakis from and of Vermont!
The "State" of Vermont and these groups have managed to re-invent the DEFINITION of Abenaki, and who is Abenaki, etc., to INCLUDE THEMSELVES.
And again, so what if these groups, 1, 2, 3, 4, or this 5th group were to have submitted their 400 pages or 5,000 pages of genealogy on the table for review? The REALITY is that NO ONE is even validating and/or authenticating the genealogical connections of these group's members TO THE ABENAKIS historically speaking, ancestrally or to ABENAKI COMMUNITY.
Lorelei A. Lambert (Colomeda) a.k.a. "Otter", born on March 03, 1942 in MA, to Joseph and Marie (nee: Arsenault) was a member of the Paul Wilson Pouliot's Group calling itself "COWASUCK BAND - PENNACOOK - ABENAKI PEOPLE COWASS North America, Inc." from at least August 01, 2000 which was then re-approved Sept. 01, 2005 Membership card #1355C.
1. Chief Jean Baptiste PECHABANOUKOUE OUTCHIOUANICK Nanabasa
2. Madeleine Montagnaise Tegochix (Tegoussi) & Nicholas Pelletier
3. Marie Josephete Pelletier(Mali Josephe Mis8 Pelletier) & Chief Thomas Kaorate
4. Cecile Kaorate Pelletier & Jean Gagnon
5. Antoine Gagnon & Genevieve Boucher
6. Marie Anne Gagnon & Clement Roy Dit Lauzier
7. Etienne Roy & Anastasie Desrocher
8. Clement Roy dit Lausier & Demerise Gagnon
9. Leda Roy & Calixte Arsenault
10. George Dewey Arsenault & Ann Catherine McKenna
11. Marie A. Arsenault & Joseph Henri Lambert
12. Lorelei Lambert
How many Wannabiak Groups has Paul Tamburro held "membership" in?
He was in the Cowasuck Pouliot "Tribe" .... Mazipskwik "Tribe" ... and by his own admission, the Koasek "tribe" led by the now-late Nancy Millette - Doucet ...
Yet ANOTHER "Tribe" Jumping-and-Hopping by an self-identified "Wabanaki" ... Shopping around for just the right "tribe" to promote himself, to my thinking!
How convenient! Considering ...
Using John Moody's retrospective ca. 1980 work contribution, entitled "Within the Bounds of a Subsistence Oriented Culture" Scott E. Hastings Jr. , 1982 Native Vermonters in the Miller Pond Watershed: Heritage and Change" By Katharine Botsford 1981 Dartmouth College
What needs to happen ... is judicial prosecution for 'Abenaki Identity Theft' by these obvious Wannabiak, by the State Attorney General's Office!
The same as the four other groups ... who were fraudulently "recognized" by the "State" of "Vermont" ...