Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for finals! Today, we’re doing something a little different, but just as exciting. We wanted to let you know that we here at Peace Corps are pleased to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
During Native American Heritage Month, we celebrate the vast and varied contributions of Native Americans to our nation’s history and identity. From their contributions to ensuring our Nation’s freedom and security to their involvement in art and literature, Native Americans have played a significant role in the creation of this unified nation.
Jo Ella Jackson-Tyree, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer of Native American Heritage that served in Mexico (2009-2011) had this to say about her experience: “I interacted with the children in my neighborhood almost daily. I showed them photos from all over the US. My multiracial family came down to visit, and we shared stories about life in the US versus life in Mexico. I believe that through meeting me, as Native American, they learned that all Americans do not have blonde hair and blue eyes.”
Join us in recognizing the generations of Native American women and men who have overcome many challenges and have contributed immeasurably to the Peace Corps, our nation, and the world! Again, we here at the Peace Corps celebrate the vast and varied contributions of Native Americans to our nation’s history and identity, and would love for you to consider the Peace Corps as an organization of your interest!
Have a great rest of the week and try not to study too hard!