Few figures from the American past are better known than the young Powhatan woman who has come down to us as “Pocahontas.” Her fame began in her own lifetime and has endured for more than 400 years.
Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend, and Legacy is a half-day symposium at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture intended to tell the story of Pocahontas from the English and Native American perspectives. Distinguished national and international speakers will lead discussions on what Pocahontas has come to represent as a cross-cultural ambassador, the role of religion and faith in her story, and the myths and realities that surround her.
This groundbreaking program not only honors the Indian Tribes in Virginia who were responsible through peaceful treaties and collaboration with the early settlers to establish the foundation of our country, but it also acknowledges the heritage and identity of indigenous peoples who have often been overlooked in history. The symposium is cosponsored by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the 2019 Commemoration, America Evolution.
Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher, Assistant Bishop for Native Ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Montana
Chief Robert Gray, Pamunkey Tribe
John Pagano, Historical Interpretation Supervisor, Henricus Historical Park
Dr. William M. S. Rasmussen, Senior Curator, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Chief Anne Richardson, Rappahannock Tribe
Dr. Helen C. Rountree, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Old Dominion University
Rev. Canon Chris Stone, Former Rector, St. George's Church, Gravesend, England
1:30 pm: Arrivals/registration
2:00 pm: Welcome
2:15-3:15 pm: Pocahontas – Ambassador of Cross Culture Understanding Moderator: Chief Stephen Adkins Panelists: Chief Robert Gray, John Pagano, Dr. William M. S. Rasmussen, and Dr. Helen C. Rountree
3:20-4:00 pm: Pocahontas – Religion and Faith Moderator: Chief Anne Richardson Panelists: Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher and Rev. Canon Chris Stone
4:00-4:20 pm: Break (Questions for panelists to be submitted)
4:25-5:30 pm: Pocahontas – Legacy, Myths, Realities and Relevance Moderator: Chief Emeritus Kenneth Adams Panelists: Chief Stephen Adkins, Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher, Chief Robert Gray, John Pagano, Dr. William M. S. Rasmussen, Chief Anne Richardson, Dr. Helen C. Rountree, and Rev. Canon Chris Stone
More programming from our friends at 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution:
Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival
Date and Time: Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 7:00 pm through Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 8:00 pm
Location: The Byrd Theatre 2908 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23221
The Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival stems from a passion and desire for indigenous languages, cultures, and societies to thrive. The Festival strives to bring together artists, authors, filmmakers, and actors willing to share, teach, and explain their creativity and history. The Festival includes Native American-affiliated classic and recently released films that have been official selections of world-renowned festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, the AIFF San Francisco, and the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival is a Legacy Project of the American Evolution, 2019 Commemoration.