|Thursday, October 25, 2012|
American Heritage Month Celebration Set for Nov. 1 in Webb Center
Old Dominion's Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) will present the first American Heritage Month Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the North Mall of Webb Center.
Performances, tribal information and vendor stations, scheduled from 12:30-1:30 p.m., will feature Chief Lynette Allston of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia; Jesse Bass, Council member and event coordinator for the Nansemond Indian Tribal Association and drum keeper for Full Circle Singers; and Melissa DeSantis of the Lakota Sioux, from Pine Ridge South Dakota.
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.
For more information about the program contact OIR at 3-4406 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the office website at odu.edu/oir.