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Happy (belated) #indigenouspeoplesday . I was able to visit #monacannation for a day on their annual homecoming & bazaar at their tribal center in Amherst, #Virginia this weekend. This is a buffet lunch and auction to raise money for the RG Bryant scholarship fund which helps defray the cost of college for tribal members. 1) Kaylee Austin. 2)Chief Dean Branham and Asst Chief Pam Thompson present the official document verifying the federal recognition of Monacan Nation. 3) Olivia Johns 4) Famous Tribal Chiefs art purchased at the auction 5) Olivia, CJ, Kaylee and Caleb in front of the historic schoolhouse 6) Hazel Peters. They may defy the classic Native American stereotype, but archaeological evidence dates the #Monacan people back 10,000 to the #Virginia Piedmont. They made contact with Europeans as early as 1608 and they are the largest tribe in Virginia. #americanindian
Also, happy indigenous peoples day. From the Monacan Homecoming 2017. . . . #monacan #indigenouspeoplesday #appalachia #nativeamericans #monacannation #virginia #mountains #blueridge #people #native
Photo 4 of 7: This year, several Monacan dancers put on a performance at the Community Market. #monacannation #monacandancers #lynchburggetdowntown #downtownlynchburg #festival #lynchburgva #lynchburgvirginia #lovelyh
amaranth (pig weed) plant eaten by native americans #monacannation #monacanexhibit #naturalbridge #mohomony #bridgeofgod #latergram
Did you know there are 573 tribes recognized and registered with the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs? There are 6 newly recognized tribes: The Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe - Eastern Division, the Monacan Nation, the Nansemond Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe all gained federal recognition through an act of Congress in January 2018. "The listed Indian entities are acknowledged to have the immunities and privileges available to federally recognized Indian tribes by virtue of their government-to-government relationship with the United States as well as the responsibilities, powers, limitations, and obligations of such tribes," a notice published in the Federal Register on Monday reads. Read the whole article. Link in bio. https://www.indianz.com/News/2018/07/23/six-newly-recognized-tribes-added-to-bur.asp #Indinz #FNX #ChickahominyTribe #ChickahominyTribeEasternDivision #MonacanNation #NansemondTribe #RappahannockTribe #UpperMattaponiTribe #SheepIsLife #DineNews #NativeAmericans #FightingTerrorismSince1492 #SovereignNation #MultiCultural #Native #SinceTimeImmemorial #SinceEverSince #NativeFuturism #ManyNations #TheLandWeLove #InItTogether #KnowYourNeighbor #CommunityFirst #USA #MotherEarth
New regalia was perfect for 90 some degree weather and 80 percent humidity. Heat was killin us. #easterntraditional #powwowdancer #powwow #monacannation #lenape #wardancer #easternwar #monacannationpowwow #ntv
As part of my ongoing project documenting #MonacanNation . Today was a dedication ceremony for a #Virginia #Indian Monument, called Mantle, on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol in #Richmond , Virginia. (1) A talking feather sits on a podium prior to the dedication ceremony for Mantle: Virginia Indian Tribute, a monument designed on Virginia State Capitol Square, in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Talking Feather is a tool in many #NativeAmerican tribes. Whoever holds the feather has the floor and may speak without interruption. Each speaker today held the feather while speaking. (2) #Monacan #Chief , Dean Branham, left, greets former Virginia Governor, George Allen, center with Ben Adams, of the #UpperMattaponi Tribe, prior to the dedication ceremony. As a U.S. Senator, during the 1990's, George Allen first introduced the Thomasina E. Jordan bill along with Sen. John Warner. This January the bill was signed into law, federally recognizing Monacan Indian Nation along with 5 other Virginia Tribes. (3) Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (@governorralphnortham ) speaks during the dedication ceremony. (4) Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam, performs the ceremonial ribbon cutting. (5) Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam, and Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, embrace after the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the dedication ceremony for Mantle: Virginia Indian Tribute, a monument designed on Virginia State Capitol Square, in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Broaddus-Crutchfield is a member of the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission and major donor to the monument. Broaddus-Crutchfield also read her poem during the ceremony. (6) From left, Chief Dean Branham, Monacan, Chief Stephen Adkins, #Chickahominy & Chief Robert Gray, #Pamunkey greet each other next to Mantle, following the dedication ceremony.
So today The President signed a bill to federally recognize the 6 tribes of Virginia. So happy right now to hear via email that it’s now official. #littlebeardesigncompany #virgina #nativeamerican #recognition #tribes #virginiatribes #chicahominy #chickahominyeasterndivision #rapahannock #nansemond #uppermattaponi #monacannation
On the last day of an annual week-long bible camp in August last year, #Monacan #children play on #swings near the tribal center in #Amherst , #virginia . Generations of children have played in or near the Falling Rock Creek, which runs past the church, school house, museum and tribal center in Amherst. Ever since the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was built in 1908, and the log school house soon after, this place has been the center of Monacan cultural and spiritual life, offering a place to worship, learn and gather socially. #nativeamerican #americanindian #monacannation #photojournalist #documentary
Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of the landmark #SupremeCourt decision, #LovingvVirginia which struck down the infamous Racial Integrity Act of 1924. In honor of that decision, I’ve decided I’m going to start releasing the images of my project on #MonacanNation that I’ve been working on for 3.5 years. It's a work in progress and soon I’ll have a separate website dedicated to this project and I’ll be promoting that as well. So lets think about that. The Racial Integrity Act of 1924 lasted until 1967. If it wasn’t in your lifetime, it was probably in your parents’ lifetimes, and definitely in your grandparents lifetime. In #virginia , miscegenation was illegal and that's there most famous aspect of the racist policy. But what many people don’t know, is that Virginia #indigenous peoples could not accurately document their existence on any government paperwork. On all government forms, you had to mark, “white” or “colored” and that was it. It was paper #genocide . For 53 years Virginia Tribes were erased. Many moved out of Virginia or simply hid their true identities. This #diptych #portrait is of Quinton Talbott, from the Annual #Monacan #Powwow in 2015. It illustrates part of what led to the erasure of Virginia tribes back in 1924 when Walter Plecker had decided that there were no Indians left in Virginia and they were actually the descendants of escaped slaves who were trying to pass as #Native . Monacan Nation dates back 10,000 years to the Virginia Piedmont, and they are still here, after 400 years of mixing with European settlers. They may not “look” like what you think an Indian is supposed to look like, but then again, this is how stereotypes turn into horrific policy with real world implications. Monacan Nation is not federally recognized. Only one tribe in Virginia is (Pamunkey, 2016). This is the real world effect of stereotyping Natives: in Virginia every tribe but the Pamunkey are denied recognition and their rightful access to #NativeAmerican grants and opportunities provided by the American Government. #photojournalist
The I'm tired Daddy nap but I ain't your daddy so wake up boy 😂😂 lolol #badass #gunshow #dreamchasers #powwow #monacannation
Here's another from the #Monacannation 25th Annual #powwow . Haley, left, and Hazel, both #Monacan , just behind the Powwow grounds with Tobacco Row (the mountains) in the distance. Archaeological evidence dates Monacan Nation back 10,000 years to this land. They are not federally recognized but they are one of the few #indigenous tribes in the US that still inhabit their ancestral land, although many Monacan moved out of #Virginia after the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. There are significant Monacan populations in Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
One of my wifes photos of me from the Monacan Nation Powwow. 25th anniversary. Great weekend till next year! #woodland #easternwar #easterntraditional #powwow #monacannation #native #nativeamerican #lenape #wardancer #firstnation #alohaliving #ndn
Mens traditional at the Monacan Nation Powwow 25th anniversary. Keith Anderson and Tatanka Gibson rockin it. @keithfanders @woodlander_94 @redcrookedsky #monacannation #powwow #powwowdancer #menstraditional #easternwar #firstnation #native
United we stand against fossil fuel corporations! #nauproject short film official trailer is here! Spreading the seed of hope and unity in these dark times! Let's dance and pray for our great Mother Earth! The time is NOW #standingrock #nativepride #paiute #monacannation #firstnation #unityisstrength #unite #danceforchange #makeadifference #filmsforchange #audiovisual #artmakesadifference
Old 2005 Powwow regalia of mine. Need to break this out for the next Eastern War dance. #monacannation #lenapenation #powwows #powwow #easterntraditional #wardancer #native
From my ancestors to yours....happy new year....may nothing hold you back from your dreams....#chantforchange #nativepride #ancestorworship #songforyou #monacannation
My favorite Powow photo. Just before the first day of an awesome weekend. #powwows #nativeamerican #monacannation #nativepride #easternwardance #lenapenation
Breaking in the new gunstock warclub.Exhibition Eastern Wardance. Monacan Nation Powwow #powwows #easterntraditional #easternwardance #wardance #monacannation #lenape #lenapenation
Adam Hamilton doing #mensfancy during #monacannation homecoming event. The annual event includes #drums #dancing and an auction to raise money for the scholarship fund.
In our traditional ways, the woman is the foundation of the family. I will work with her to create a home atmosphere of respect, security and harmony. #womensdance #powwow2016 #monacannation
From this weekend: #MonacanNation #kids : Haley and Olivia at the end of their culture class at the Tribal Center. They're sort of hiding from my iPhone pictures, but these two love the camera. Every Saturday starting at the beginning of the calendar year and leading up to the annual Monacan Powwow in May, the children (and anyone else in the tribe) learn about the Tribe and #nativeamerican #culture . They learn language (Lakota-because the Eastern Siouan Monacan language is lost), dance, symbols and they're meanings & they learn how to make their own regalia (you can see some in a bin behind the girls).
Here's Quinton #fishing for native trout in the Hunting #creek among the #blueridgemountains in #Virginia . Recognized by Virginia as an #indigenous tribe, #MonacanNation can use their tribal card as a hunting and fishing license. Many Monacan grew up hunting and fishing, much like other Virginians, but it also falls within tribal traditions as well.
Quinton Talbott #dancing at the #monacannation fall fest in Buena Vista, #Virginia . The fall festival is an opportunity to raise money for the tribe by selling crafts and dancing for the local community.
Monacan/Episcopal memorial service for Chief Sharon Bryant, who passed away on June 23rd. Chief Sharon was an amazing person and my main point of contact as I began this project in earnest, documenting #MonacanNation 2 years ago. She was dedicated to Monacan Nation and her church, as she tirelessly served the tribe while also was due to become an ordained Episcopal Minister this year. What I remember most about Chief Sharon was her positivity and bottomless well of optimism. She will be missed greatly by her many friends and family. #nativeamerican #monacan #virginia #episcopal
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