PICATINNY ASRENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal employees celebrated Native American Heritage Month with a special "magic of storytelling" presentation from Tchin on November 26. The celebration, which was performed in the Lindner Conference Center, was hosted by the installation's commanding general, Brig. Gen. Alfred .F Abramson III, and Thomas Dougherty, Executive Director of Army Contracting Command - New Jersey.
Tchin is a nationally known artist and educator of arts and culture. Through the art of oral tradition, he tells stories portraying the creation of the world and how things came to be. Tchin refers to the stories as "lessons."
His stories have been passed down through generations and illuminate both young and mature minds. Tchin brings the stories alive with his gift of magic. As part of this program, Tchin performed and explained the seldom seen or heard courting flute.