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Park Service partners with tourism group to highlight Indigenous tribes

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File image: celebration at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

The National Park Service has partnered with a tourism association to ensure the contributions of Native Americans are incorporated into exhibits and programming at sites across the country. The park service says the five-year agreement with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association will expand opportunities for tribes and highlight the history of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. The chief executive of the association says previous partnerships at individual park sites have boosted awareness of nearby tribes, pointing to the Lewis and Clark and Juan Bautista de Anza national historic trails.