Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Speaker series to bring prominent Native American women to the forefront

NEWPORT NEWS — Eirlys Barker will shed a light on the stories of Native American women during the early years of Virginia.

Barker will host a speaker series entitled After Pocahontas: Indian Women in the Colonial South at 11:30 a.m. on June 20 at the 1884 Warwick Courthouse.

The event is free and open to the public.

Barker will discuss the women’s influential roles in international and Native American diplomacy and their roles as interpreters of language and culture, according to a news release from the city.

Barker is a retired professor, who previously headed the history department at Thomas Nelson Community College and taught Women’s History and Colonial History at Old Dominion University.

Guests are welcome to bring their own meal or pre-order a $10 Jason’s Deli box lunch by calling 757-525-7372, according to the news release.

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