NEA Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson's Statement on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Month

By Paulette Beete
graphic of hula dancers with quote

Students from Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima perform a hula ‘ulī ‘ulī (Hawaiian dance using the feathered rattling gourd). Photo courtesy of PA‘I Foundation

"The NEA is proud to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The diverse experiences and voices of AA and NHPI communities are sewn deeply into the fabric of America, in large part, through the work of stellar artists, tradition bearers, and cultural organizations. We are grateful for them and are honored to help showcase and support their rich contributions to our nation." — NEA Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson