Language: The Powhatan language was an Algonkian tongue, also known as Virginia Algonkian, once spoken by dozens of tribes in tidewater Virginia. None of the Powhatan dialects have been spoken natively for nearly 300 years, though 3000 Powhatan people remain in Virginia and New England.
Ava Marie “Cool-Ca-Ya” Coriz is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1948 into the Santo Domingo Pueblo. Ava is a member of the Antelope Clan. She was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of hand making jewelry from her ancestors. The lucrative aspect of the business also encouraged her to become a jewelry artist.