This new exhibition features artwork from the Tribal Truths Podcast’s logo competition, submitted by Indigenous artists with winning entries selected by Virginia tribal leaders. These works will be on display in the Elmon and Pam Gray Presentation Hall at Jamestown Settlement.

Each episode of “Tribal Truths,” a new audio documentary podcast, features a tribal member host and members of Virginia’s Indigenous communities who take you to ancestral places as they tell their own stories. The podcast is produced by journalist Pamela D’Angelo with a grant from Virginia Humanities and distributed by National Public Radio affiliate, Radio IQ. The exhibition will be on display May 11 through September 10 and is included with admission.

About Tribal Truths Podcast

Tribal Truths logo by Shannon Souther (Rappahannock, VA)

Beginning Thursday, May 18, Tribal Truths Podcast will launch the first episode this season. Other episodes will be released May 25 and June 1. 

This first full season of Tribal Truths features three Indigenous communities in Virginia: the Mattaponi Indian Tribe, The Nansemond Indian Nation and The Monacan Indian Nation. Tribal members and citizens take you fishing, driving in the mountains, hunting in a swamp, into science labs, and to the home of a regalia seamstress. 

You’ll learn about some of the histories you’ve never been taught and places and cultures you may not know about because people tried to make Indigenous communities disappear. And, you’ll experience powerful Indigenous music. Go to WVTF.org or RadioIQ.org to listen, see photos and get links to more educational information. You can also subscribe through your favorite app.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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