YOKOSUKA, Japan, Nov. 27, 2018 —
National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates the original inhabitants, explores and settlers of the United States. The month also recognizes the achievements, continuing contributions and service to this country (per capita, American Indians serve in the military more than any other ethnic group). This year’s theme is, “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience.”
Today, there are 567 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and more than 100 state-recognized tribes across the United States. Each have their own distinctive history, beliefs, governance structure and culture.
DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan participated Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center for National American Indian Heritage Month and Thanksgiving Celebration on November 16, 2018 to recognize the many contributions American Indian have made throughout history and to the U.S. Navy.
Educational reading was presented to pay tribute to the generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives who have enriched America’s history and have been instrumental in its future success. Turkey cook-off contest was held during the celebration as well. Throughout the celebration, cross-cultural awareness was enhanced and harmony among all members of the workforce was promoted.