Celebrate Native American/Alaskan American Heritage Month

While no tribe has identified or attached any cultural or religious significance to protected tribal resources on base lands, they have a general interest in the area where Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located. The tribes request consultation on activities involving ground disturbance in undisturbed areas and all activities involving the seven Adena mounds located on base land. Six exist at the Wright Brothers Memorial, while another one is found in Area B. (Skywrighter file photo)

To celebrate and recognize the heritage, history, art and traditions of the American Indians and Alaskan Natives, the following special events are scheduled throughout the month at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base:

• Nov. 13 at the Child Development Centers: Book reading and craft making. The AI/ANHM committee is looking for 15 to 20 volunteers to read and make crafts with the children. Please contact Airman 1st Class Allison Dauterman or Airman 1st Class Tina Wang at 937-257-0500 to volunteer.

• Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USO Center in Area A: AI/ANHM Cultural Fair. Come learn about American Indian/Alaska Native tribes from all over the nation. The AI/ANHM committee is looking for Wright-Patt personnel who would like to share their AI/AN heritage at the fair. Please contact Airman 1st Class Samira Nurse or Tech. Sgt. Edward Post at 937-257-0500.

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• Nov. 21, 5K Cold Turkey Trot Fun Run in Area B: Come celebrate American Indian/ Alaska Native Heritage Month. More details are forthcoming. If you’re not interested in walking or running, the AI/ANHM committee is looking for 15 to 20 volunteers to help with setting up, road safety and tear-down. Please contact Capt. Kelsey Pruitt at kelsey.s.pruitt.mil@mail.mil or Airman 1st Class Luis Cintron at 937-257-0500.

An AIANHM-themed movie showing at the base movie theater, and special menu options at the Pitsenbarger dining facility are currently being worked. More information will be forthcoming.

For additional information or questions regarding Native American/Alaskan American Heritage Month, contact the 2019 American Indian and Alaska /Alaskan American Heritage Special Observance Committee Chairperson, Capt. Kelsey Pruitt at Kelsey.s.pruitt.mil@mail.mil.

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