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Raven Custalow, of Mattaponi and Rappahannock ancestry and an enrolled member of the Mattaponi tribe, will discuss her art and activism and perform ceremonial dances.

Through her non-profit organization, Eastern Woodlands Revitalization, Custalow preserves and promotes ancestral cultural practices. A practicing Registered Nurse, Custalow advocates for health care for underrepresented Native populations and for women’s political participation in tribal affairs. Her feather mantle entitled Puttawus, a commissioned work, is in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The event is in honor of Women’s History Month and co-sponsored through CASE, Art History, Nursing, and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.