2016 marked the ninth annual pow wow for the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia in Surry County Virginia. The tribe first received state recognition in the Commonwealth of Virginia on February 26, 2010.
Over the weekend, dancers and vendors and appreciative onlookers came to Surry County in beautiful weather to enjoy the celebration and dance.
In addition to the festivities, the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Pow Wow also performed a drum song and honor dance in solidarity with the water protectors in North Dakota.
According to Chief Allston, “We as Native nations need to come together because it is not just the water of our Lakota brothers and sisters, it is the water around the world. We have pipelines coming through our area that are just as disruptive. So we need to be careful and take care of our earth - that is our charge as Native people - to protect the environment.”
Here are 14 images from the Nottoway Indian Tribe of VA Pow Wow:
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