Welcome to the official web site of the Nansemond Indian Tribal Association. We are
one of the remaining tribes of the Powhatan empireand have been officially recognized
as a tribe by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1984. We are the only Tribe remaining
in Hampton Roads.
We are a non-profit corporation comprised of people who are genealogically descended
from the historic Nansemond Indians. We are dedicated to keeping alive the heritage
of our ancestors, for the benefit of our members and the community at large.
Historically the Nansemond tribe was known for fishing, growing corn and bear hunting.
Today we are known for our annual pow wows which are held in both Suffolk and Chesapeake,
On this site you will find information about our history, events we are having, projects
we are working on, contact information and more. We hope you enjoy the time you spend
on our site.
To Pay Your Tribal Dues Online, please go to Membership page. To make a donation to NITA, please go to the Contact Us page.
Special thanks to Mr. Bob Gillette for his support to our Tribe!
(L-R)Bob Gillette, Chief Barry Bass and his wife, Betty Bass
The American Indian Festival at Chesapeake has been canceled. Please make plans to attend our powwow August 16th & 17th at Mattanock Town.