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National Day of Listening
WASHINGTON - In honor of Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month this November, the National Museum of the American Indian is partnering with StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral-history organization, to celebrate American Indian Heritage Day and the 2011 National Day of Listening, a new holiday started by StoryCorps that encourages Americans to record the stories of their families, friends and local communities.
Both holidays fall on the same day this year - Friday, November 25.
Last year, the Museum participated by recording the tribal histories, family stories, and museum experiences of our the Museum staffers, including museum director Kevin Gover, Pawnee, and repatriation coordinator Terry Snowball, Prairie Band Potawatomi/Wisconsin Ho-Chunk. You can listen to the interviews here: National Day of Listening 2010
This year, the Museum is reaching out to American Indians to make your own recordings and post summaries on the StoryCorps Wall of Listening at: NationalDayofListening.org
Each interview's location will be highlighted on an interactive map on the StoryCorps website, illustrating not only the scope of the museum's friends but also the diversity of Indian Country.
posted November 3, 2011 6:00 am edt
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