Vera Longtoe Sheehan is an artist, educator and activist who has lectured and exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. For over 25 years, Vera has combined her Indigenous heritage, her knowledge of regional history, and a passion for artistic creation in offering programs for schools and museums. Her twined bags, baskets and textiles reside in museums and private collections and can be seen in films and literature. She is a Museum Educator at the Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian, the Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and the Founder of the Abenaki Arts & Education Center. She also serves the community as an Executive Board Member for the Vermont Humanities Council, the Coalition for Ethnic Studies and Equity in Schools, and Act 1 Task Force examining education policy and curriculum standards.