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Tribal Initiatives at Virginia Tech

Tribal Initiatives at Virginia Tech are programs that support building community for those who identify as Native American and to educate others about Indigenous people culture and concerns.

Powwow at Virginia Tech, undergraduate student Christian Stewart

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions partners with the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center and the American Indian Studies department to offer events throughout the year.

Virtual College Table Series

Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. & Mondays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Financial Aid & Scholarships: What's at Virginia Tech and what is available elsewhere?

Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

Chef Nephi Craig: A Virtual Conversation

A chef from the White Mountain Apache nation featured in the film Gather for his work with Indigenous food sovereignty and revitalizing Indigenous food-ways.

The film is available at the Virginia Tech library. People with a VT PID can access it for free anytime at this link.

A free community showing will be held on Sunday, November 8th at 7:00 pm EST via this Zoom Webinar link.

Brought to you by The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, and Native at VT.

For more information or support, contact Katie Trozzo at ketrozzo@vt.edu.

To view the flyer, click here.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Impacts of COVID-19: how does it affect Virginia Tech admission and your future in college?

Join Mohawk Chef, Author, and Indigenous Foods Educator, Dave Smoke-McCluskey, for the third of three evenings of learning and Native culinary arts about the Three Sisters Manifesto. This virtual session focuses on Onon'onsera ~ Squash: The Shadey One. Brought to you by The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, Native at VT, and Community Viability Endowment

Join Mohawk Chef, Author, and Indigenous Foods Educator, Dave Smoke-McCluskey, for the third of three evenings of learning and Native culinary arts about the Three Sisters Manifesto. This virtual session focuses on Onon'onsera ~ Squash: The Shadey One.  Brought to you by The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, Native at VT, and Community Viability Endowment

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.

Onon’onsera

Squash, The Shadey One

Join Mohawk Chef, Author, and Indigenous Foods Educator, Dave Smoke-McCluskey, for the third of three evenings of learning and Native culinary arts about the Three Sisters Manifesto. This virtual session focuses on Onon'onsera ~ Squash: The Shadey One.

Brought to you by The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, Native at VT, and Community Viability Endowment

For more information or support, contact Katie Trozzo at ketrozzo@vt.edu.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Native at Virginia Tech - Learn about our American Indian & Indigenous Center and what is student life for a Native person at Virginia Tech.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Virginia Tech Difference: Experiential Learning and Job Preparation opportunities

Monday, March 8, 2021

Life of a Native Hokie Alum - what career paths and successes have Native alum from Virginia Tech experienced?

Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Collaborators and Contacts

Tribal Initiatives at Virginia Tech

Lee Lovelace, Tribal Outreach Liaison

Tribal Student Liaison

Luisa Burgos, Assistant Director

Luisa Burgos

Assistant Director

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Lee Lovelace, Tribal Outreach Liaison

Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies

Lee Lovelace, Tribal Outreach Liaison

Director, American Indian & Indigenous Community Center

Lee Lovelace, Tribal Outreach Liaison

Nizhoni Tallas

Diné President of Native@VT

Lee Lovelace, Tribal Outreach Liaison

Presidential Advisor on American Indian Initiatives

Tribal Leadership Liaison

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Join Mokawk Chef Dave Smoke McCluskey for a virtual cooking class.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Join one of these featured events to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Saturday, October 17, 2020

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Unpacking Admissions and Resources at Virginia Tech.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Tutelo/Monacan people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognize their continuing connection to the land, water, and air that Virginia Tech consumes. We pay respect to the Tutelo/Monacan Nations, and to their elders past, present, and emerging.