Old Dominion University's Office of Intercultural Relations presents the First American Heritage Month Celebration on November 1, 2012 from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Performances, tribal information and vendor stations featuring:Chief Lynette Allston of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia; Jesse Bass,Council Member and Event Coordinator for the Nansemond Indian Tribal Associationand drumkeeper for Full Circle Singers; and Melissa DeSantis of the LakotaSioux, from Pine Ridge South Dakota
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
Prior to 1607, several distinct groups of Iroquoian speaking native people, including the Nottoway Indians, lived in the Virginia-North Carolina coastal plain. In Virginia, there are three Native American linguistic groups - Algonquin, Siouan and
Iroquoian. The Nottoway Indians are a Southern Iroquoian tribe and are citizen Indians with a rich past and a proud future.