School Visits & Performances School Visits and Performaces are offered by Jesse Bowman Bruchac and all proceeds are used to support this website!
Jesse in South Africa coaching Native actors Tatanka Means and Raoul Trujillo for the film Saints & Strangers.
Jesse Bowman Bruchac is a Native American author, musician and language instructor and the founder of WesternAbenaki.com. He has dedicated much of his life to studying the Abenaki language and preserving the Abenaki culture. He has worked as a translator and composer for the operetta The Purchase of Manhattan (2015), the hit AMC show TURN (2014), a short film by Alanis Obomsawin When All the Leaves Are Gone (2010) and as translator, dialogue coach and composer for the National Geographic movie Saints & Strangers (2015), a film which includes over an hour of translated dialogue in the Western Abenaki language and two months of on set actor training and filming in South Africa with over two dozen actors. As a musician Jesse is the founder of the Dawnland Singers and has several solo albums of Native American Flute Music, and traditional songs. He is the author of five books written in both English and Western Abenaki. He has performed across the country and around the globe in schools and venues of all sizes for over twenty years. He has been a featured teller at major storytelling festivals. Jesse has performed at many major universities including Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and many others and opened for such notable acts as The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and at Woodstock '94.
All proceeds from School Visits and Performances are used to support this website!
Jesse teaching the Western Abenaki language on the set of SAINTS & STRANGERS TWO NIGHT EVENT STARTS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22 at 9/8c.