Join Savannah Baber, Coordinator of the Virginia Indian Program at Virginia Humanities, for a special talk about Virginia through the lens of the tribal nations in the Commonwealth. Participants will explore Virginia’s geography, cultures, and history with Native people at the center and discuss how tribal nations have interacted with the Commonwealth and national governments over time; and how it has impacted tribal territories and cultures.

Savannah Baber is the Coordinator of the Virginia Indian Program at Virginia Humanities. In this role, she liaises with tribal nations throughout the state to identify opportunities for collaboration and support between Native communities and Virginia Humanities. Savannah descends from both the Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and has spent much of her life traveling up and down I-95 between the two communities.

This event is free and open to the public.

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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