Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Incorporated
The Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Incorporated -
PowWow, September 17 & 18 (Saturday and Sunday), 2016, Surry County Parks and Recreation Center, Hwy 10 at Hwy 31, Surry, VA. Two days of Native Dancing, Drumming, Historical Presentations, Children's Activities, Crafts, Demonstrations, Health Information, Department of Veterans Affairs - Center for Minority Veterans providing health, pension, and cemetery benefits information.
Special featured Events:
*John "Blackfeather" Jefferies (Occaneechi-Saponi) will demonstrate Native American survival techniques;
*Dr. Buck Woodard, noted historian presents at the Nottoway History Booth - "The 18th-Century Indian Trader" where he discusses the politics and economics experienced during the colonial period and how the Nottoway allied with Virginia in matters of trade, war and diplomacy. Particular attention will be paid to the fur trade.
Both Days -
*The VA Central Office Center for Minority Veterans, Washington, DC will be on site to assist veterans with connecting to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers for healthcare, pension benefits, and cemetery access.
*The Viet Nam Era Veterans Inter-Tribal Association (VEVITA) Honor-Color Guard, Washington, DC Chapter will participate on Sunday. The Honor-Color Guard was founded in 1982 by the late Max Little (Seminole). The current commander is Steve Miller (Tsalagi).
Grand Entry begins at noon on September 17th and at 1pm on September 18th.
Admission Fees are as follows: $5 - Ages 13+; $3 - 65+; Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for 2 days of cultural activities that the entire family will enjoy. Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Incorporated, P. O. Box 246, Capron, VA 23829.
The Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. Leadership -
Chief Lynette Lewis Allston, Assistant Chief Archie Elliott, War Chief William Wright; Tribal Council Members - Edward Branch, Edwin Dukes, Elizabeth Roach, Leroy Hardy, Jr., Vivian Lucas and Sid Turner.
Mailing address - PO Box 246 Capron, VA 23829
Email Address - NottowayofVA@aol.com
Website - http://www.nottowayindians.org
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