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November 22, 2016
 

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, National Training Center celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Lt. Col. Rod Morgan (left), commander, 2nd Squadron, 11thArmored Cavalry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Holmes (right), senior enlisted advisor, 2nd Sqdn, 11th ACR, presented Lupe Lopez and the Red Boy Native Dance Troupe, awards of recognition and appreciation for their participation in the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration, Nov. 16, 2016.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Nanabah Kedenehii, a member of the Navajo tribe and Red Boy Native Dance Troupe, performed a traditional dance from her Native culture at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration, Nov. 16, 2016. The Navajo are the second largest federally recognized tribe in the United States, with over 360,000 enrolled tribal members, and over 150,000 being able to speak their native language.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Baac Garcia, a member of the Tohono O’odham tribe and Red Boy Native Dance Troupe, performed a traditional dance from his Native culture at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration, Nov. 16, 2016. The Tohono O’odham began moving north nearly 300 years agoand now primarily reside in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Asencio Garcia, a member of the Tohono O’odham tribe and Red BoyNative Dance Troupe, performed a traditional dance from his Native culture at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration, Nov. 16, 2016. The Tohono O’odham began moving north nearly 300 years ago and now primarily reside in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Shiigo Biiliilitso (left) and Ashkii Kadenehii (right), both members ofthe Navajo tribe, sing Native American songs at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center here, Nov. 16, 2016. Biiliitso and Kadenehii are also members of the Red Boy Native Dance Troupe, a family owned and operated Native American dance group, which performs a variety of Native American dances.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Shiigo Biiliilitso (left) and Ashkii Kadenehii (right), both members of the Navajo tribe, sing Native American songs at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center here, Nov. 16, 2016. Biiliitso and Kadenehii are also members of the Red Boy Native Dance Troupe, a family owned and operated Native American dance group, which performs a variety of Native American dances.
 
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Lupe Garcia, a member of the Otomi, P’urepecha, & Yaqui Nations, was the guest speaker for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration at the Sandy Basin Community Center here, Nov. 16, 2016. Garcia has been singing and dancing in the Native American community with a variety of styles for more than 20 years.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Lt. Col. Rod Morgan, commander, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, delivered the opening remarks at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s National Native American Heritage Month celebration, Nov. 16, 2016. National American Indian Heritage Month was established by former President George H. W. Bush, Aug. 3, 1990, giving Native Americans the opportunity to express their culture and history to their communities.




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