On Native Ground

The On Native Ground initiative aims to make visible Indigenous histories across the Americas, as well as work with local tribes to establish a strong network for Native communities and scholarship at VCU. The initiative includes the newly-inaugurated Land Acknowledgement working group, a guest lecture series spotlighting Indigenous scholars, and the Karenne Wood Writer/Artist residency program.

The HRC also proudly supports the annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival.

The Pamunkey Indian Museum
The Pamunkey Indian Museum. Photo by Alexandra Zernik.

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Karenne Wood Native Writer/Artist Residency Program

In November of 2021, The Humanities Research Center launched the Karenne Wood Native Writer/Artist Residency program. The program will allow an Indigenous writer or artist to spend time at VCU, connect with local tribes, give public talks and readings, and enrich VCU students’ learning experience.

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