FS at OCA National Convention: networking with Chinese heritage museums

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates held the 2014 National Convention in Los Angeles, CA from August 7-10.  The Forest Service has participated in this annual event since 2001 when the event was held in Seattle, WA.  This year’s event was attended by almost 700 individuals.  Forest Service recruiters were available to meet with interested … Continue reading FS at OCA National Convention: networking with Chinese heritage museums

Danny On – 1st Asian Pacific American Forest Service Smokejumper

WWII Paratrooper to USFS Smokejumper From Aleta Eng, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestAPAEA is recognizing Asian Pacific American Forest Service pioneer – Danny On, who began his career with the Forest Service in the mid-1940s; a time when the nation grappled with racial segregation and discrimination. Danny’s story is about a man beloved by his local … Continue reading Danny On – 1st Asian Pacific American Forest Service Smokejumper

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This May 2014, I AM BEYOND calls on the nation to come together and recognize the depth, breadth, and dignity of Asian Pacific America. The theme I AM BEYOND captures Asian Pacific American experiences across the nation and the American spirit that calls us to overcome barriers. We recognize the challenges faced by Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians … Continue reading May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Grit Exhibit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest

The U.S. Forest Service is a proud partner of the GRIT: “Asian Pacific Pioneer Across the Northwest” exhibit currently on display at the Wing Luke Museum of the Pacific American Experience (Wing). GRIT uncovers the true stories of the men and women who migrated to the Pacific Northwest from the Asia Pacific to start a new life. The exhibit highlights … Continue reading Grit Exhibit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest

Forest Service & Wing Luke Museum Partnership Earns Historic Preservation Achievement Award

The federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presented the Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation to the US Forest Service and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, for the partners' joint Asian Pacific American Heritage program. “This program has done a great deal to make the public more aware of the important contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to our national history … Continue reading Forest Service & Wing Luke Museum Partnership Earns Historic Preservation Achievement Award

Forest Service and APAEA successful partnership at OCA National Convention – Asian Pacific American Advocacy

APAEA and Forest Service's ongoing participation with OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates blossomed at this year's 40th Anniversary National Convention held in Washington, DC on July 18-21. As a champion for APAEA, Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief National Forest Systems, supported a WO partnership to engage with this robust nationwide Asian Pacific American civil rights organization. … Continue reading Forest Service and APAEA successful partnership at OCA National Convention – Asian Pacific American Advocacy

Honoring May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

I Want the Wide American Earth Before the brave, before the proud builders and workers,  I say I want the wide American earth For all the free. I want the wide American earth for my people. I want my beautiful land. I want it with my rippling strength and tenderness  Of love and light and … Continue reading Honoring May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Poster Contest

What do you value about Asian Pacific American culture?  Share it by designing a 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Theme Poster! The U.S Forest Service and the Asian Pacific American Employees Association (APAEA) invites you to design a theme poster for the Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May 2013. The winner of the poster … Continue reading 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Poster Contest

Asian – Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian - Pacific American Heritage Month.  It offers an opportunity to acknowledge contributions we, Asian and Pacific Americans, have made to this country and share our perspectives.  Here are a couple web sites to celebrate, acknowledge, and learn about our wonderful cultures.  Presidential proclamation: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/01/presidential-proclamation-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-m Library of Congress Asian - Pacific American Heritage Month … Continue reading Asian – Pacific American Heritage Month