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.