Nikki Pitre Speaks on Indigenous Womanhood Panel at VCU

On March 13, 2018, CNAY Program Manager Nikki Pitre traveled to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, to participate in a     panel on modern Indigenous womanhood. Nikki was invited to share her story and discuss how it led her to the work she does today. The panel was part of a series of campus events celebrating Women’s Herstory Month, hosted by VCU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Nikki was joined on the panel by:
  • Chief Lynette Allston of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia;
  • Councilwoman Beth Roach, Nottoway Indian Tribal Council; and
  • Teale Phillips, Native Hawaiian student at VCU studying anthropology.
Nikki’s remarks focused on ensuring that the next generation and Native youth are at the forefront of decision-making. She also spoke about protecting the programs and legislation that impact young people.