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35th Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow

Two-day Native American cultural celebration including music, dance, food, and crafts.  All are welcome at this family friendly event! Free admission! Email ExecutiveDirector@Nansemond.org for more information. No drugs, alcohol, or pets.

Saturday: 10am-6pm (Grand Entry at 12pm)
Sunday: 10am-5pm (Grand Entry at 1pm)

Head Woman: Evynn Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi)
Head Man: Keenan Stewart (Chickahominy)
Arena Director: Maurice Proctor (Piscataway)
Master of Ceremonies: Clark Stewart (Chickahominy)
Host Drum: Stoney Creek (Hollister, NC)
Guest Drum: War Paint (Lumberton, NC)

*Dance specials on both days, including Eastern Blanket, Eastern War, Fancy (Men’s & Women’s), Grass, Jingle, Straight, Traditional (Men’s & Women’s), and ‘All Champions’ Tiny Tots!

The Pow Wow is located at the end of Pembroke Lane, which runs off Godwin Boulevard (across from Oakland Elementary School) in the Chuckatuck area of Suffolk.

In 1988 our tribe held its first pow wow on ancestral land. It was called the “Nansemond Indian Homecoming” in celebration of our return to the Nansemond River after centuries of colonial displacement. Each year, in mid-August, we hold a “Nansemond Indian Homecoming” to welcome Nansemond descendants, family, and friends to our home. Though we hold our pow wow within the state of Virginia, state borders came long after us. Our history and our relationships have no borders.


Aug 19 - 20 2023


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Pow Wow Grounds
1001 Pembroke Lane, Suffolk, VA 23434
Nansemond Indian Nation Website


  1. Amy Anderson

    I can’t wait!!!!

  2. Patricia Eleazer

    Will any Diné be present or performing?

    • Katie Kelley

      Please contact Nansemond.org for any questions, as it’s their event. Thank you!

    • Barry Richardson

      Not sure

    • Lance kelly

      Yes there will be. I’m one of the vendors Kelly Indian jewelry 100 percent Diné owned silversmith store specializing I navajo hopi zuni and other southwest tribes crafts. We also Carry a small amount of Mexican and import jewelry to educate about the difference. Hope to see you there


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