100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640

Phone: 570-826-6144
Fax: 570-655-1180

Copyright © 2024 WVIA, all rights reserved. WVIA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Monacan Nation

Season 1 Episode 106 | 25m 25s

The Monacan Indian Nation received federal recognition in 2018, but the Monacan people have lived in Virginia for thousands of years. In the 1920s they were the target of eugenics movements that attempted to erase their identity. Today, they number around 2500 members. Together with tribal governments in eastern Virginia, they are working to reclaim land and identity that has always been theirs.

Aired: 08/31/23 | Expires: 08/31/26
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
Extras
Learn how rural communities deal with issues regarding their plastic waste.
Examine the different perspectives on how best to address the issue of jail overcrowding.
Explore issues and solutions of food access and equity in rural communities of Virginia.
Learn about the challenges facing family farms and how young farmers are finding success.
In rural Virginia, residents lack access to high-speed Internet but there are solutions.
Learn how immigrants in rural areas succeed as small farm “agricultores”.
Learn how a community land trust works to help people find affordable housing.
Season 1 preview of Life In The Heartland
Latest Episodes
Learn about the challenges facing family farms and how young farmers are finding success.
In rural Virginia, residents lack access to high-speed Internet but there are solutions.
Learn how immigrants in rural areas succeed as small farm “agricultores”.
Learn how a community land trust works to help people find affordable housing.
Learn how rural communities deal with issues regarding their plastic waste.
Examine the different perspectives on how best to address the issue of jail overcrowding.
Explore issues and solutions of food access and equity in rural communities of Virginia.