Culture Bearers Otis Halfmoon and Allen Pinkham, Sr. to Share Tribal Perspectives of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Otis Halfmoon Nez Perce, retired National Park Service interpreter, and Allen Pinkham, Sr., former chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe will share tribal perspectives of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail in an upcoming AIANTA webinar.
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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (May 20, 2021) – Retired National Park Service interpreter Otis Halfmoon (Nez Perce) and former chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe, Allen Pinkham, Sr will share their perspectives of tribal histories along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in an upcoming AIANTA webinar, “Voices Along the Trail.”
The webinar, scheduled for May 25, 2021, will be moderated by Dan Wiley, Senior Leader, Resources Stewardship with the Lewis & Clark National Trail, for the National Park Service.
“We are thrilled to welcome two storied culture bearers to our AIANTA webinar series,” said Sherry L. Rupert, CEO of AIANTA. “Not only will they present their perspectives of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, but they will also highlight the importance of participating in and presenting tribal voices in the retelling of history.”
Both Halfmoon and Pinkham were active members of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, spearheaded by the National Park Service from 1999 through 2006, in an unprecedented outreach effort to incorporate tribal stories in the commemoration of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
In addition to the Bicentennial Commemoration, Halfmoon and Pinkham will discuss how they interpret tribal stories to the public and the importance of participating in and presenting tribal voices in the retelling of history.
The webinar is hosted by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) in partnership with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and is free to attend.
About the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon, commemorates the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806. A part of the National Trails System, the trail is administered by the National Park Service, but sites along the trail are managed by local, regional, state, tribal and private organizations. The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail is the second longest of the 23 National Scenic and National Historic Trails.
For nearly two decades, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has served as the national center for providing tourism and recreational travel technical assistance, training and capacity building to American Indian nations. AIANTA is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses and was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values.
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