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Native American Cross Cultural Exchange

Native American Cross Cultural Exchange
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Yellowstone National Park is a landscape of diverse cultural histories. Yellowstone's seven affiliated Treaty Tribes are an integral part of this history. Many of them, especially tribal youth, lack financial resources to visit Yellowstone. A successful Native American Cross Cultural Exchange Project provided travel, lodging, and scholarships for a group of youth, elders, and chaperones from one of Yellowstone's seven Treaty Tribes per year to attend a five-day camp in the Park. With input from tribal elders and consultants, Park education and ethnography staff designed a program of site visits and activities. This opportunity allowed tribal youth and elders to view wildlife, experience Yellowstone's unique geological features, meet with Park staff, and connect Yellowstone to their own cultural identity.

Learn more about the Native American Cross Cultural Exchange