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New Museum Shares American Indian Story

Bucks County Courier Times (Lower Bucks County, PA), , September 22, 2004

Summary:

For the more than 10,000 American Indians from throughout the Western Hemisphere who marched on Washington and the new National Museum of the American Indian, Tuesday meant so many things.

A chance to speak and be heard.

The first real national recognition of a great and terrible extinction.

A petition to save thousands of native cultures, languages and traditions, which all seemed destined to fade.

Glen Canday, a retired bus driver and Chickahominy elder from Virginia said,

"This is not a payback. There can never be a payback. This is not about bitterness, though people often ask us that. This is a chance for us to share our story and to really have a place to finally be recognized for all we've given."

Subjects Covered: diversity training, education


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