The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), American Indian/Alaska Native Employee Association (AIANEA), American Indian Drum Group singer/drummers move in rhythm to the song and powwow drum beat. (L to R) Tribal Elder Norman Lopez (Ute Mountain Ute Tribe); Wellsboro, Colorado District Conservationist, AIANEA member Ciro Lopinto (Hopi); National Design Engineer and AIANEA 1st Vice President Steve Durgin ,Conservation Engineering Director Noller Herbert (Navajo), Office of Tribal Relations (OTR), Tribal Relations Manager John Lowery (Lummi),and Trinidad, Colorado District Conservationist and AIANEA Drum Keeper Levi Montoya practice before the 2013 American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Observance at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.
May 2, 2014
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