Yellowstone National Park visitors have the opportunity to experience the country’s first national park June 11-14 in a new way: through the eyes of seven American Indian artists at Yellowstone’s Tribal Marketplace at the Old Faithful Inn.
Indigenous people lived in the area for thousands of years, hunting elk and taking spiritual inspiration from the land. Yet too often at Yellowstone, as with other places in America, Native voices were missing.
The American Indian College Fund has found that Native Americans students perform better academically and feel more empowered when they see and hear other Natives’ voices and perspectives, and thanks to our supporter Yellowstone National Park Lodges and its Plains Art and Culture, Native artists are sharing their stories through their work at the Yellowstone Tribal Marketplace, giving others a view into their perspectives while elevating Native voices.
If you are in Yellowstone National Park this week, be sure to stop by! If you can’t make it, check out the story and video: 7 KBZK.com (CBS).