After Pandemic Shutdown, Some Indigenous Tribes In Virginia Bring Back Their Powows

Desmond Ellsworth (Nansemond Tribe), an award-winning basket-weaver, displays a favorite basket. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Last year, the pandemic forced Indigenous tribes in Virginia to cancel festivals and powwows.

With vaccines, safety protocols, and celebrations taking place outdoors, tribes are making their way back to community events.

Jamestown kicked the effort off with its first Indigenous Arts Day. Pamela D’Angelo was there.

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