Drumming, flutes featured during luncheon
By Anniston Army Depot Public Affairs
November 15, 2018 1 / 2 A drum circle of members from the United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation played songs for those gathered for the American Indian Heritage Month Luncheon Nov. 13. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 2 Tom Burke plays the Cherokee Morning Song on a river cane flute during Anniston Army Depot's American Indian Heritage Month luncheon. VIEW ORIGINAL
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Seven members of the United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation, located in Guntersville, Ala., participated in Anniston Army Depot's National American Indian Heritage Month luncheon Nov. 13 at the Berman Varner House.
Art Wade, an elder for the tribe, and Dewayne Long, the tribe's drum keeper, spoke briefly to the crowd before turning the event over to a drum circle and Tom Burke, who played songs on two different flutes - a river cane flute and a cedar flute. RELATED STORIES December 7, 2018 Commando brigade reinforces Division readiness from the rear December 4, 2018 593rd Quartermaster Company assumes mission, supports Mountain Peak 19-01 November 30, 2018 Trees for Troops, annual tree lighting ceremony spreads holiday cheer to Fort Drum community November 29, 2018 Soldier-athletes begin All Army Hockey trial camp at Fort Drum November 29, 2018 Fort Drum Army Community Service offers short-and-sweet sampler of holiday-themed classes November 29, 2018 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Receives Training in Operating in Subterranean November 28, 2018 510th Human Resources Company Completes Mission, Redeploys to Fort Drum November 26, 2018 More than just a briefing: SHARP team uses outside-the-box thinking to reach MEDDAC staff November 16, 2018 New lodging option available at Fort Drum for Soldiers, family members, federal employees November 16, 2018 Fort Drum community observes Native American Heritage Month November 15, 2018 Attendees embrace family histories at Fort Drum Lost Villages Tour November 8, 2018 Fort Drum Auto Skills Center staff assists community members with vehicle winterization November 2, 2018 Fort Drum energy manager earns Army, federal awards for exceptional service