Virginia Indians Yesterday and Today
May 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Our speakers will also address the state of Virginia Indians in modern times and react to the question, “do you live in teepees?” (They don’t). Some Native Americans live on reservations, but many others do not. We will hear about the process to get federal recognition, working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Nellie and Kevin will discuss which tribes are currently federally and state recognized as well as the difference between these two things and mention the tribute still paid to the Virginia governor each year. The conversation will continue as we hear about efforts to bring the diaspora back into native communities.
Questions will be taken after the presentation.
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Kevin Brown is a retired Chief of the Pamunkey tribe of King William County, Virginia. He was elected in November 2008 and let the tribe for seven years, during its lengthy quest for federal recognition. Brown, born in Pennsylvania, has spent nearly every summer at the Pamunkey reservation as a child, and has lived and worked there since he was 18 years old. Brown is also an artist whose pottery and sculptures are part of the permanent collections at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. and the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, S.D. He has worked for “Akwesasne Notes” and traveled with the renowned activist group the White Roots of Peace in the 1970s.