The National Museum of the American Indian is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. NMAI operates three facilities including the pictured museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry, DSCC Installation Site Director Daniel Bell and Land and Maritime Land Supply Chain Analyst Kyle Stein during the cake ceremony at the 246th Marine Corps Birthday event at the DLA Land and Maritime Operations Center Auditorium Nov. 10. Bell passes a cupcake to Stein.
The Native American/Alaskan Native Employment Program continues its series celebrating Native American culture with an inside look into the spiritual role of water. The committee selected the Crow Tribe’s relationship with water as the focus of their third piece illuminating rituals, spiritual teachings and the connection to earth. Through the perspective of the Apsáalooke, also known as the Crow Tribe, water is both a critical resource in human survival and Native American spiritual traditions.
A Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employee is generating a lot of buzz around the world this week. Army veteran and DLA Land and Maritime Customer Account Specialist Nathan Reynolds is being lauded across the globe for his instrumental efforts to rediscover the gravesite of World War II veteran Arthur Lewis and ensure the delivery of a proper gravestone marking his service.
In November, we recognize Native Americans and Alaskan Natives prominent accomplishments and contributions to our country during National American Indian Heritage Month observances. Due to the pandemic, we will celebrate Native American Heritage Month by sharing informative articles in the DLA and DFAS daily bulletins and websites. I encourage you to take the time to learn more about Native American and Alaskan Native traditions and cultures.

 

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A Liberian military engineer cuts wood braces for the Tubmanburg Ebola treatment unit Oct. 15, 2014. DLA Troop Support provides construction materials, including plumbing, lumber and electrical materials for 15 Ebola treatment units.  Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Will Patterson
Nov. 19, 2021 - This is the final in a series of seven articles “Celebrating 60 years” and highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

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Commentary: Catawba Indian Nation keeps Native American traditions alive
The National Museum of the American Indian is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. NMAI operates three facilities including the pictured museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 18, 2021 - The final article in recognition of Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month introduces the Piedmont area of South Carolina, North Carolina and parts of Virginia representing the ancestral lands of the Catawba Indians who have occupied the region along the Catawba River dating back 6,000 years.

DLA Land and Maritime celebrates the 246th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps
DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. Kristen Fabry, DSCC Installation Site Director Daniel Bell and Land and Maritime Land Supply Chain Analyst Kyle Stein during the cake ceremony at the 246th Marine Corps Birthday event at the DLA Land and Maritime Operations Center Auditorium Nov. 10. Bell passes a cupcake to Stein. The passing of the cake from the oldest to the youngest Marine symbolizes the passing of history and tradition to the next generation and symbolizes the experience and youthful spirit that are the hallmarks of the Corps.
Nov. 16, 2021 - On the eve of Veterans Day, members of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime workforce paused to commemorate the U.S. Marine Corps’ 246th Birthday in a hybrid event at the Operations Center Nov. 10.

Commentary: Sacred water vital to Crow Tribe’s way of life
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers conducted innovative readiness training at the Fork Belknap Indian Reservation, in the mountainous state of Montana, providing medical support to the local community hospital and clinics.
Nov. 12, 2021 - The Native American/Alaskan Native Employment Program continues its series celebrating Native American culture with an inside look into the spiritual role of water. The committee selected the Crow Tribe’s relationship with water as the focus of their third piece illuminating rituals, spiritual teachings and the connection to earth. Through the perspective of the Apsáalooke, also known as the Crow Tribe, water is both a critical resource in human survival and Native American spiritual traditions.

WWII veteran’s grave rediscovered thanks to DLA Land and Maritime associate’s efforts
Arthur Lewis, of Massachusetts, had served as a radioman in the Coast Guard in the 1920s, then on a Liberty ship for several years with the Merchant Marine during WWII. He was working aboard the S.S. Steel Vendor, a former troop transport that had become a commercial cargo ship after the war, when he died at sea in 1959 while transiting from a Red Sea port to Djibouti city. At the time, Djibouti was still known as French Somaliland. He was buried in a little-known Christian graveyard for foreigners in the Horn of Africa.
Nov. 5, 2021 - A Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime employee is generating a lot of buzz around the world this week. Army veteran and DLA Land and Maritime Customer Account Specialist Nathan Reynolds is being lauded across the globe for his instrumental efforts to rediscover the gravesite of World War II veteran Arthur Lewis and ensure the delivery of a proper gravestone marking his service. 

Commentary: Beauty, Balance and Harmony in Native American traditions
In November, we recognize Native Americans and Alaskan Natives prominent accomplishments and contributions to our country.
Nov. 4, 2021 - The 2021 theme for Native American/Alaskan Native Heritage Month emphasizes the rich traditions that form the foundations of social development combined with spirituality as the life blood of a life of resilience. This narrative represents one in a series of articles celebrating Native American culture.