Indigenous Environmental Justice
Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian programs at VFH will participate in a panel during the symposium Beyond Representation: Creative and Critical Practice in the Environmental Humanities at UVA. Presented by the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures and the Center for Cultural Landscapes, the symposium will include interdisciplinary panels, workshops, and a reading by poet Cecily […]
The Abduction of Pocahontas (1619, Johann Theodor de Bry)
Prisoners of History
On Friday March 17, 2017 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 death of Pocahontas. The conference, Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017, was organized by the Institute for Historical Research at the University […]
Book artist Frank Brannon at work, sorting Cherokee syllabary type - Wikimedia Commons
Cherokee Printing: When Ross Landing Became Chattanooga
The Cherokee language is among the 50–90 percent of the world’s total languages anticipated to be extinct by the year 2100. The printing of Cherokee began just prior to the tumultuous time of the Trail of Tears. Join Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow Frank Brannon, an independent educator, scholar, and book artist, as he […]
The Science Museum of Virginia - David Bjorgen via Wikimedia Commons
Creative Change: Art, Music, and Climate Science
Karenne Wood, poet and director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, will participate in a discussion between artists and scientists. The panel discussion is part of “Creative Change”, a day-long event at the Science Museum of Virginia taking an interdisciplinary approach to climate science.
Removed to Watsini
A Brief History of Cherokee Printing Between 50 to 90 percent of the world’s total languages are anticipated to be extinct by 2100. Cherokee is one of them. Join book artist and VFH Fellow Frank Brannon as he describes the history of Cherokee printing, and an artist/scholar’s efforts to support the revitalization of an indigenous […]
Fishing Tales, a , limited edition letterpress book in English, Latin and Cherokee - Courtesy of Frank Brannon
The Lost Art of Cherokee Letterpress
In 2009, VFH fellow and book artist Frank Brannon, began work with the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee, Norther Carolina, to revitalize the nearly lost art of Cherokee letter press printing. Now, he talks about his with the Cherokee community, as well as history of the Cherokee written language itself.
Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia
Death and Dinner: Thoughts and Discussion about the Repatriation of Indigenous Remains and Objects
Karenne Wood, poet and director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, and Damien Shen, an Australian Aboriginal artist, will discuss their experiences with the repatriation of indigenous remains and objects to their places of origin. A discussion with Q and A will follow.
History, Dance and Blessings with the Monacan Nation
As part of the festivities for American Indian and Indigenous heritage Month, tribal members and leaders of the Monacan Nation will present their culture in the form of traditional song and dance at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market.
Polynesian Voyagers Expert Panel Discussion
A panel discussion examining climate change, the traditional ways indigenous groups, including Polynesian and Virginian natives, have interacted with their environments, and how the world’s citizens can build a better future together.