McLean Community Center program to examine native tribes in Virginia | news / fairfax

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The Alden Theater at the McLean Community Center will host a five-part online discussion group series starting in early January to bolster information about the Native American tribes of Virginia.

The series will use Project Pocahantas as a guide and will be co-hosted by a member of the Rappahannock tribe and staff from Alden.

The series will take place at 7 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesdays starting January 5. There is no charge, but registration is required.

For more information, see the website at www.mcleancenter.org.

The Pocahontas Project is a collaborative effort between the Gloucester County Government (Va.), The Rappahannock Indian Tribe and Replenish Richmond that presents the history of native Virginia during the era of European contact through the lens of life and the legacy of Pocahontas. (For more information, see the website at https://www.pocahontasproject.org/)

The course also covers the history and culture of the Native American tribes of Virginia, with particular attention to the eight tribes of Virginia who were aligned with Supreme Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas.

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