Governance - Government

Paul W. Pouliot
Paul W. Pouliot Sag8mo - Chief and President of COWASS North America, Inc.
Denise Pouliot
Denise Pouliot Treasurer - COWASS North America, Inc.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Federal Petition for Acknowledgment

On April 6, 1995 the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook - Abenaki People (Cowasuck Band) filed for federal acknowledgment.

A petition letter was filed and posted in the Federal Register based on the Cowasuck Band Councils approval of tribal actions to petition the United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for federal acknowledgment.

The petition letter was submitted in December 1994 and a formal notice of our petition was made by the BIA in the Federal Register of April 6, 1995, Volume 60, number 66, Page 17614.

The Cowasuck Band was assigned the BIA Petition Number 151. The Cowasuck Band remains an active petitioner at this time.

Tribal Flag and Logo Descriptions


Abenaki Basket Maker

Abenaki Basket Maker

Abenaki Woman at Odanak

Abenaki Woman at Odanak


Traditional Abenaki Wigwam

Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook - Abenaki People

840 Suncook Valley Road, P.O. Box 52
Alton, New Hampshire 03809-0052
Phone: 603-776-1090


Government Structure
Consensual Decision-Making Process
Open Public Inquiries
Citizenship & Membership Requirements
Open Letter - Membership in the Band
Goals Statement

Language & Traditions

Homelands & People
Traditional Lifestyle
Abenaki Language
French Jesuit Missions

Help & Resources

Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective
Ik8ldimek-Legal Defense