Karenne Wood Native Writer/Artist Residency Program
Saturday, November 20th, 2021 | 5PM
The Humanities Research Center at VCU is proud to create and announce the Karenne Wood Native Writer/Artist Residency program.
Karenne Wood (born 1960, died 21 July 2019) was a member of the Monacan Indian tribe who was known for her poetry and for her work in tribal history. She served as the director of the Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Humanities, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She directed a tribal history project for the Monacan Nation, conducted research at the National Museum of the American Indian, and served on the National Congress of American Indians’ Repatriation Commission. In 2015, she was named one of the Library of Virginia’s “Virginia Women in History”.
Darren Thompson / Native American Flute
Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 5:15PM
Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O’ddham) is a Native American flute player and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. He is one of Crazy Horse Memorial’s main performers and the opening act of Brulé’s summer concert series in the Black Hills. In 2016, Darren’s dedication to his music earned him a nomination from the Native American Music Awards for “Flutist of the Year” with the release of his second album, “Between Earth and Sky: Native American Flute Music Recorded in the Black Hills.”
5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 19-21, 2021
VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 20-26, 2021