Six Virginia tribes join the list of those recognized by the federal government. President Trump signed legislation granting federal recognition to the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, Monacan and Nansemond tribes. The move is the result of a two-decade fight in Congress to correct what one senator says is an “injustice”. We’ll talk with tribal leaders about what recognition means for the tribes. We’ll also explore the disturbing history of the white supremacist, Walter Plecker, who laid the groundwork to make recognition in Virginia more difficult.
Stephen Adkins (Chickahominy) – chief of the Chickahominy Tribe
Frank Adams (Upper Mattaponi) – chief of the Upper Mattaponi
Dr. Jim Adams – senior historian for the National Museum of the American Indian, managing editor of American Indian Today
Rob Wittman – U.S. Congressman for Virginia’s 1st District
Break Music: “Sovereign Land” – Summit Dub Squad (song) The Native Movement Native Music Compilation (artist) Written In Blood (album)