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Virginia's Native Voices: The Struggle For Federal Recognition Of The Virginia Indian Tribes -- A Discussion At U.Va. April 18

April 9, 2004 -- Steve Adkins, chief of the Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia, will lead a discussion and presentation, on Sunday, April 18 at the University of Virginia, on the struggle of six of Virginia's Indian Tribes to attain federal recognition.

The discussion is free and open to the public. It will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room on the third floor of Newcomb Hall. A reception will follow in the Art Gallery at 6 p.m.

Since attaining recognition from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the tribes have been engaged in a political and legal struggle to attain status as federally recognized tribes from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Congress. The public is invited to come understand the importance of tribal federal recognition to the heritage of the Commonwealth.

Hourly parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street.

The event is sponsored by the Native American Student Union and the Cultural Programming Board of the University of Virginia.

Contact: Phil Gover, (703) 864-1464 or (434) 984-0128

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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