NPS celebrates Native American Heritage Month

David Tucker performs at Native Village of Eyak’s 26th annual Sobriety Celebration. (Nov. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
David Tucker performs at Native Village of Eyak’s 26th annual Sobriety Celebration. (Nov. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Indigenous traditions, languages and other contributions are being honored in November by the National Park Service with events celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

One of the highlights of this month’s festivities is the Alaska region’s interactive Alaska Native Cultures map, online at cdv.tiny.us/culture, said NPS Alaska Native Liaison Maija Lukin. The map shows the state’s indigenous language regions and parks. To learn more about the indigenous cultures of Alaska’s first people, simply like on specific areas of this map.

“Read their stories and witness their history as we celebrate Native American heritage Month every day in November, Lukin said.

“Alaska National Parks are proud to celebrate the traditions, languages, and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island communities and to help ensure that the rich histories and contributions of indigenous peoples continue to thrive with each passing generation,” said Jeff Mow, Acting NPS Alaska Regional Director. 

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