GW Develops a ‘Guide to Indigenous D.C.’

The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy has released an app highlighting sites in the Washington area of importance to Native Americans.

July 9, 2019

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Washington state’s Lummi Nation gifted the Liberty and Freedom totem poles in Congressional Cemetery to the Pentagon to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks. (Photo by: Tim Evanson)

A new tool will help visitors to Washington, D.C., discover the historic and contemporary landmarks of those who inhabited the city’s land before its development as the nation’s capital.

“Guide to Indigenous D.C.” is a free mobile app developed by the George Washington University’s AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) in collaboration with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

The project, funded by the American Indian College Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Minneapolis Foundation, includes a walking tour map, directions and guide that highlight the contributions of Native Americans to the city. 

Read the full story in GW Today.