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Sen. Kaine visits Werowocomoco

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine toured Werowocomoco in Gloucester and Coan Hall Farm in Northumberland County on Friday, discussing the two sites’ historical significance and preservation efforts.

At Werowocomoco, Kaine was joined by National Park Service Superintendent Jerri Marr and members of her team, as well as members of the Ripley family who have worked for decades to preserve the tribal history on their land.

“I’m grateful to our National Park team and the Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Corps for giving me the chance to visit this incredible site,” said Kaine. “The joint effort of NPS and tribal leaders ensures that the site will be preserved and interpreted in a way that respects its importance and educates the public.”

In 2017, Kaine led legislation to grant federal recognition to six Virginia tribes, the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, Monacan, and Nansemond.

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