Native American Cultural Celebration 2017
November 13 to 17, 2017
Native American Cultural Celebration Keynote Program: Rose Powhatan, Native American Storyteller
Thursday, November 16 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Rose Powhatan is mixed-media artist, educator, cultural practitioner, and storyteller. She has appeared in the film The New World, the HBO miniseries John Adams, and Jamestown Settlement’s production 1607: A Nation Takes Root. Descended from the Pamunkey and Tauxenant tribes of Virginia, she is co-founder and director of the Powhatan Museum of Indigenous Arts and Culture. She has taught arts, theater, and humanities courses in the United States and United Kingdom for more than 25 years. She earned degrees in studio art, art history and education from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and completed graduate studies at University of London. Her many honors include fellowships from the Cafritz Foundation and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship program.
For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or visit our web page at http://students.umw.edu/multicultural.