Chief Earl Bass of Nansemond plans to attend The Gathering scheduled for Oct. 30 - Nov. 1.
The Nansemond are a Virginia State recognized Tribe. They are not Federally recognized but are one of six Virginia tribes without reservations that are included in a bill for Federal recognition under consideration by the United States Congress.
The 2016 Nansemond Powwow is August 20th & 21st.
Most members of the tribe live in the Suffolk/Chesapeake, Virginia area.
At the time of European encounter, the historic Nansemond tribe spoke one of the Algonquian languages