L to R: Frank Adams (Upper Mattaponi), Gerald Stewart (Eastern Chickahominy), Wayne Adkins (Chickahominy), Frank Richardson (Rappahannock), Dean Branham (Monacan), Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Tim Kaine, Steve Adkins (Chickahominy), Lee Lockamy (Nansemond).
Recognizing Virginia Indians
Six Tribes Gain Federal Recognition
Six Virginia Indian tribes recently gained federal recognition, bringing to seven the number of Virginia Indian tribes acknowledged by the United States government. The recognition is the result of a bill, sponsored by House Representative Rob Wittman and Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, that was signed into law in January. The newly recognized tribes […]
Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia
Stone, Bone & Clay: Virginia Indians Past and Present
Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, and an anthropologist, will examine the deep history of American Indian presence in what we now call Virginia and consider how our understanding of that history has changed with archaeological discoveries. She will also […]
Karenne Wood gives a blessing in the Monacan language in front of the Rotunda during the UVA bicentennial celebration. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Celebrating Native American Heritage
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Karenne Wood, director of VFH’s Virginian Indian Program, gave a series of talks examining and celebrating the deep history of American Indians in what is now Virginia.
NASA’s Colloquium Sigma Series
Director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, Karenne Wood (Monacan), will be the featured speaker for NASA Langley Research Center’s Colloquium Sigma Series during November’s Native American Heritage Month. Wood’s talk, Stone, Bone & Clay: Virginia Indians’ History of 18,000 Years, will examine the deep history of the American Indian presence in what we now call Virginia […]
Indigenous Perspectives on Monuments and Memorials in Charlottesville and Beyond In this symposium, scholars and artists from various fields and interests will discuss their perspectives on monuments and memorials that include, reference, feature or honor Indigenous people. No reservations are needed, but parking is available on the Corner or at Central Grounds Garage. Speakers Karenne […]
Prisoners of History: Pocahontas and American Indian Women in Cultural Context
The Louisa County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Dr. Karenne Wood, who will give the lecture at our 2017 Annual Meeting. In March of this year, Karenne Wood, Director of Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, delivered the keynote lecture at a conference in London marking the 400th anniversary of the […]
Screenshot from Kissed by Lightning
“Kissed by Lightning” Indigenous Film Screening
Public screening of film by celebrated Mohawk filmmaker and visual artist Shelley Niro with musician ElizaBeth Hill (First Nations, Canada). A Q&A moderated by Karenne Wood, director Virginia Indian Programs at VFH and a reception will follow. Kissed by Lightning, a film directed by Shelley Niro with music by ElizaBeth Hill, will be screened in […]
Stone, Bone and Clay: Virginia Indians Today and Yesterday
Karenne Wood—director Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities—will examine the histories and current experiences of Virginia’s Indian peoples, focusing on the ways we’ve learned these histories in the past, and what we can learn by incorporating a more Native-centered approach. In this way we can begin to redress stereotypes and silences surrounding […]