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Pocomoke Indian Nation Receives $5,000 from Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) awarded a $5,000 Community Needs Grant to the Pocomoke Indian Nation to support Native American cultural history marketing, outreach and education programs.

Pictured left to right are: Chief Norris Howard, Sr.; Kirby Brown, Naturalist; Cheryl Dougherty; Norris Howard, Jr., Secretary; and Heather Mahler, Program Director, Community Foundation.

The Pocomoke Indian Nation organization was established to preserve the heritage and way of life of the Pocomoke Nation whose villages and resources encompassed the rivers of Annemessex, Manokin, and Pocomoke and the bays of Chincoteague. The Pocomoke Indian Nation publicly interprets the history, culture and life ways of the Pocomoke Paramountcy through oral presentations, live demonstrations, and educational classes on native skills, arts and customs.

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