Chrysler Museum of Art holds Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Dedication

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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Members of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe of Southampton County were among the indigenous peoples present at the Chrysler Museum of Art on Friday, July 21, for the museum’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Dedication.

The Land Acknowledgement Dedication Panel found at the museum reads as follows: “The Chrysler Museum of Art acknowledges and honors the Indigenous Peoples, the traditional stewards of Tsenacommacah, the land on which the Museum is located, the local area we serve, and the “Mother of Waters” (The Chesapeake Bay): the Cheroenhaka Nottoway, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, Upper Mattaponi, and Rappahannock peoples as well as the Monacan nation, and pay our respect to their members, and all Indigenous Peoples residing in Virginia in the past, present, and future.”

Cheroenhaka Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown spoke at the dedication, and the Cheroenhaka tribe was also represented by Karen Barrett and Teresa Preston.