News & Events
- Tribal elections are coming up, please send in your updated address for absentee ballots. You can do so by filling out the Tribal Renewal Card form with your complete information and mail in to the address provided, or by emailing Tribaloffice@monacannation.com with your updated address information only.
- New tribal office opening in Amherst
- Monacan speaker tells Amherst audience, 'We're still here'
- The 26th annual Monacan Powwow was held May 19-20 - Thank you to the Supporters and Sponsors!
- Smithsonian to Honor Native American Veterans With National Memorial
- Press Release - Ratification of the Monacan Nation Constitution
- After inhabiting Virginia land for 10,000 years, the Monacan Indian Nation finally receives federal recognition
- After decades of hard work, the Monacan Nation and five other Virginia tribes have received federal recognition. Congratulations to the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Nansemond and Upper Mattaponi tribes. >>more
Meeting Schedule Monacan Nation In The News
Culture Classes every Saturday, but the 3rd Saturday of the month, noon - 5 at the tribal hall, up until the Saturday before Powwow.
February 13, 2019- Powwow Meeting @ 6:30 pm
February 16, 2019- Council Meeting @ 9:00 am, Tribal Meeting @ 11:00 am.
February 28, 2019- Powwow Meeting @ 6:30 pm.
March 14, 2019- Powwow Meeting @ 6:30 pm.
March 28, 2019- Council Meeting @ 9:00 am, Tribal Meeting @ 11:00 am.
'We never gave up': Monacan tribe reflects on fight to achieve federal recognition - Amherst New Era~Progress
With tribal recognition secured, Virginia tribes look to new opportunities
Trump signs bill giving recognition to 6 Virginia tribes
Senate sends bill recognizing six Virginia Indian tribes to President Trump's desk
Charlottesville celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day - Video | Article
Tribes break ground on monument to their history in Virginia's capitol
Monument in Capitol Square will recognize legacy of Native Americans in Virginia
26th Annual Monacan Powwow, May 19-20, 2018
Video coverage of the 25th Annual Monacan Nation Powwow
Hundreds turn out for hug-a-tree event in Lynchburg
Monacan resting place dedicated to late chief, Sharon Bryant
Monacans, other Virginia tribes clear another hurdle toward federal recognition. - A House Committee has advanced a bill that would give federal recognition to six Indian tribes in Virginia, bringing them one step closer to the end of a multi-year fight for acknowledgment of their place in the nation's history.
CRRL Hosts Karenne Wood on Native American Social Issues Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation and director of Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities will speak at Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) Headquarters branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
A recent drum practice featured by WDBJ
Photojournalist Allen Francis and morning anchor Garrett Turner were invited to sit in on a drum practice of some of the members of the Monacan Indian Nation.
Georgia Branch of Huguenot Society to hold spring meeting
Marietta Daily Journal-Mar 31, 2016 They called it Manakintowne after the tribe of Monacan Indians who had lived there. Today, Manakin is in Richmond, Virginia on the James ...
Historian to speak on Monacan Indians in Nelson County
The Daily Progress-Mar 5, 2016 LYNCHBURG — Monacan tribal historian Karenne Wood is set to speak about the early history of Native Americans in Central Virginia at the ...
Archaeologist to present about Monacan Indians Friday
Lynchburg News and Advance-Aug 20, 2015 Indian populations have depended on the James River for survival for at ... Those peoples, including the Monacan Indian Nation of Amherst ...
First VA Native American Tribe Federally Recognized, Others Next?
WSET-Jul 2, 2015 It give a renewed sense of hope to other Native American tribes in Virginia, including the Monacan Indians. The spiritual sounds of the ...
Update: Chief of Monacan Indian Nation Dies After Cancer Battle
WSET-Jun 25, 2015 Amherst, VA - ABC 13 is working to confirm funeral arrangements for Sharon Bryant - the Honorary Chief of the Monacan Indian Nation.