TRADITIONS

Aln8baïwi

Le mot « aln8baïwi » signifie « à la manière abénakise ». Les W8banakiak, faisant partie d’une Nation autochtone distincte, possèdent plusieurs traditions propres à eux. Ces dernières englobent l’ensemble des éléments culturels, pratiques et savoir-faire, pour ne nommer que ceux-là. On distingue dans les traditions deux aspects bien spécifiques, soit les cultures matérielle et immatérielle qui regroupent l’ensemble des savoirs et des connaissances transmis oralement (conte, légendes, etc.).

Although the different Aboriginal Nations have many similarities (canoes, tools, weapons, snowshoes, etc.) the manufacturing techniques can vary greatly. Most First Nations are often distinguished by the mastery of an exceptional knowledge or technique. For example, for the Abenakis of Odanak, this community largely developed the basketry industry; making ash baskets. For the Abenakis of Wôlinak, for their part, they stood out in the production of canoes. The Huron-Wendat specialized in making snowshoes while the Atikamekws are masters in the art of birch bark baskets.

Many of our traditions have been passed down to the present day, but unfortunately many traditional practices have been lost or fallen asleep over time. In this section, you will discover the different facets of Abenaki culture and traditions that make us a distinct Nation with its own colors!

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Traditions encompass all cultural elements, practices, know-how to name just a few. Two very distinct aspects can be distinguished in the traditions, namely material culture and intangible culture, which encompasses all the knowledge and knowledge transmitted orally (tales, legends, etc.). Although the different Aboriginal Nations have many similarities (canoes, tools, weapons, snowshoes, etc.) the manufacturing techniques can vary greatly. Most First Nations are often distinguished by the mastery of an exceptional knowledge or technique. For example, for the Abenakis of Odanak, this community largely developed the basketry industry; making ash baskets. For the Abenakis of Wôlinak, for their part, stood out in the production of canoes. The Huron-Wendat specialized in making snowshoes while the Atikamekws are masters in the art of birch bark baskets.

Many of our traditions have been passed down to the present day, but unfortunately many traditional practices have been lost or fallen asleep over time. In this section, you will discover the different facets of Abenaki culture and traditions that make us a distinct Nation with its own colors!

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