Good News: Pamunkey federally recognized

“Will you ever begin to understand the meaning of the very soil beneath your feet? From a grain of sand to a great mountain, all is sacred; Yesterday and tomorrow exist eternally upon this continent. We natives are guardians of this sacred place.”  – Peter Blue Cloud.

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By Lara Trace Hentz

Hey everyone! I am still adjusting to this new HP computer I’ve named JUNIOR. He’s not the machine I had prior… he lacks pizzazz and computing space…

I do hope you are enjoying your summer up until now.

Here’s some good news: Congrats to the Pamumkey for becoming the 567 federally recognized tribe. That is no small accomplishment – considering some sovereign nations like the Mashpee Wampanoag waited 30+ years for that designation. The Pamunkey are one of six tribes in Virginia and they are the FIRST to receive this recognition… Visit them here. My prayer is more tribes will be recognized in the near future, like my friends in the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut (who have waited many years and politics intervened.)

One of my granddaughters is coming for a visit so next week I won’t be posting. Cami is now 10…

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