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Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center opens for third season – LocalNews8.com

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (KIFI) – The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is open to the public this season.

Located in the Old Faithful area, the Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is a space where Indigenous artists, scientists and presenters from the 27 Associated Tribes of Yellowstone National Park connect directly with visitors through demonstrations and discussions.

The center, now in its third year, is a partnership between the National Park Service and Yellowstone Forever, with tribal consultation.

During the 2024 season, 27 presenters from 17 associated tribes will connect directly with Yellowstone visitors through formal and informal education. Presentations include photography, beadwork, flint beating, dancing, storytelling, quill work and more.

“The Tribal Heritage Center offers visitors a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the original custodians of this land, highlighting the ongoing cultural significance of the area now known as Yellowstone National Park,” said Alyssa McGeeley , Tribal Engagement Manager and member of the Muscogee Tribe of Oklahoma. “The success of this initiative is a testament to its power and importance. It has not only educated countless visitors, but also strengthened the cultural ties and visibility of the tribes associated with these lands.”

The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is open from May 20, 2024 through October 11, 2024. The center is centrally located between the Old Faithful Lodge and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

The Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is made possible by Yellowstone Forever, the National Park Foundation and generous private donations.

For more information and to view the Summer 2024 presentation calendar, visit: Yellowstone.org/tribal-center.