ELNU Abenaki
Lina Longtoe Schulmeisters
Traditional Finger Weaver and Film Maker
© 2006 Elnu Abenaki Tribe

ELNU Abenaki
Lina in AV Control Room.  2010
Finger weaving at the Schemitzun
Powwow. Stonington Ct. 2007
Speaking to the Ancestors
Documentary Film. 2009, 27 minutes.
For countless generations cultures have turned to their wise elderly to
obtain a deeper understanding of their everyday lives or to learn an
old craft. Allow John Sheehan and his family and peers gather to
share their knowledge of Nicotiana Rustica, a variety of tobacco, as
well as share the personal and tribal connections to the plant. Learn
how to care for and grow Nicotiana Rustica, as told by John and other
members of the Vermont Abenaki community
The Warrior's Song, 2011, 4:51 minutes
Featured in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum' s 'Contact of
Cultures, 1609' exhibit.

The Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki People Tribal Drummers
and Singers perform the 'Warrior's Song' on Recognition Day, April
22nd, 2011. On this day, Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont granted
state recognition to two Abenaki bands; the El-Nu Abenaki Tribe and
The Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki People. Following the
signing of the two bills granting recognition, the two bands gathered
outside of the State House for traditional singing to celebrate and
honor those who passed on to the next world before recognition was

A Brief Introduction to Wampum, 2011, 2:59 minutes.
Featured in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum' s 'Contact of
Cultures, 1609' exhibit.

On site at the LCMM, Professor Wiseman leads a lecture and
wampum belt reading to the gathered public during the LCMM's
Fishing Encampment Weekend.
Finger weaving demo at the American
Museum of Natural History. 2011