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By bbell | Published: November 29, 2010
Ken Adams spent 10 years in classes at a one-story brick school building on state Route 30 in King William County. Forty-five years later, Adams, 63, is back at Sharon Indian School, helping to renovate the last Indian public school building in Virginia.
By bbell | Published: March 9, 2010
In honor of National Women’s History Month, The Library of Virginia is honoring eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia’s history. One of the honorees is an Upper Mattaponi woman, Molly Holmes Adams.
By bbell | Published: October 23, 2009
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee endorsed a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., that would grant federal recognition to six Indian tribes in Virginia.
By admin | Published: July 17, 2006
Cecil Road Primary and Nursery School were delighted to welcome a group of Virginia Indians as part of the Gravesham “Virginia Indian Festival”. The Virginia Indians are visiting many schools this week as part of their visit and we were delighted to be the first.
By admin | Published: July 12, 2006
Excerpts from “Reconciling The Past”
Culpeper Star Exponent, July 9, 2006
On July 12, a group of Virginia Indian chiefs journeyed to England, this time to raise awareness of their tribes and make peace with their ancestors’ conquerors.
For Indians, it was a first step toward balming scars of violence and betrayal formed long ago.
The main thing I think we’re interested in is that (they know) the Virginia Indians still exist,” said Wayne Adkins, assistant chief of the Chickahominy tribe. “The way the history is written, it sounded like the Indians in Virginia disappeared around the mid 1700s.”
Perhaps most important, leaders say, is the chance to confront the complex emotions surrounding their history – pride in their ancestors’ role in keeping the Jamestown colony afloat, mixed with anger and sorrow at their eventual decimation at the hands of the English.
“When we come together where Pocahontas has been laid to rest, I’m convinced that there will be tears of joy,” Adams said, his voice choking with emotion. “And some sorrow.”
By admin | Published: June 1, 2005
Jamestown 2007. Say those words aloud to any Virginian and you are almost sure to get a response. Say those words aloud to any Virginia Indian and that response could be anything from outright disgust to, “This is an opportunity to tell our story.”
By Chief Ken Adams
Cooperative Living, June 2005
By admin | Published: May 16, 2005
CHARLES CITY, Va. – British dignitaries visited six of Virginia;s state-recognized tribes earlier this month to acknowledge that Great Britain considered the tribes to be sovereign nations hundreds of years ago.
By Bobbie Whitehead
Indian Country Today, May 2005