VCNAA Official Website
Welcome to the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs
It is the charge of this commission to recognize the historic and cultural contributions of Native Americans in Vermont, to protect and strengthen Native American heritage, and to address needs in state policy, programs, and actions. This commission provides technical assistance and explanation of the application process for State Recognition of Native American Indian Tribes and reviews the documentation of applicants. This commission develops policies and programs to benefit Vermont's Native American Indian population.
During the Legislative Session 2011-2012, Vermont recognized their Native American Ancestors as Abenaki. Currently four tribes have been recognized: The Nulhegan Abenaki Band, the Elnu Abenaki Band, the Koasek of the Koas Abenaki; and the Abenaki at Missisquoi.