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Posted on: July 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Pamunkey Indian Tribe: Cultural Resource Management - Monday, August 1, 7 pm

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Join Shaleigh Howells, Cultural Resource Director for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and Museum Director of the Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center, as she discusses cultural resource management in the Tribal sector. She will discuss the history of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, give an overview of Tribal government , as well as her work managing cultural resources for the Tribe and the Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center. She will also speak about contemporary issues Native Americans face today and ways to support indigenous communities.

Shaleigh Howells works as a non-Native representative of and advocate for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. She serves as the Tribe’s Cultural Resource Director and Museum Director of the Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center. Howells is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (BA, History) and Harvard University (ALM, Museum Studies). Originally from Western Massachusetts, she has lived in Central Virginia for over a decade. Her areas of expertise include collections management, museum registration, deaccession, repatriation, cultural resource management and community engagement. Her former appointment was with The Valentine in Richmond, VA, working as the Assistant Registrar, where she developed and managed the museum’s large-scale deaccession project. Outside of her professional work, Howells enjoys anything outdoors, home improvement projects, antiquing, painting, reading and building with Legos.

Admission is free to museum members, $5 for non-members.

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